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Findmypast new search interface

Findmypast has added a useful feature to their search engine, which I found extremely useful.

When searching for results in a particular locality, one can now specify a search radius.
e.g. searching for a baptism in Brewood, Staffordshire, one can now specify the search within 2-20 miles of Brewood.
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Barefoot and pregnant

Excellent books on the female Irish famine orphans who immigrated to Australia via The Earl Grey Scheme.There are two volumes by author Trevor McClaughlin.further information re,Irish memorial Wall, Hyde Park Barracks New South Wales
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Houses and households in County Durham and Newcastle c.1570-

I often look for anything that may help me whilst family tree tracing and sometimes I like to look at theses online. I recently found this one. For anyone with ancestry in these places it gives a lot of useful information, including names and maps. Hope it's alright to share this here.
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/108778.pdf
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Sunderland Parish Surname Indices

I thought this may be useful for people to access free records for the above. Go to:

http://www.durham-images.org/public/cem ... arrec.html

Simply click on the church that you want to view for say baptisms (for this example Holy Trinity East End)

http://www.durham-images.org/public/par ... index.html

Simply select the first two letters of the surname (for this example DO):

http://www.durham-images.org/public/par ...
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Military Ancestors Commonwealth War Graves

Just thought I would put this link up for anyone wanting to find a war grave for a military ancestor.

https://www.cwgc.org/

If you put in your ancestor's name it will show all those with that name.

An example - I put in William Fox.

https://www.cwgc.org/search-results?ter ... liam%2BFox

You can add which war and which country they served with.

As you can see, it ...
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Malta Family History

The Malta Family History website, which contains many transcriptions, no longer appears to be operating. However there is an archived version of the website, so the information can still be accessed.
https://web.archive.org/web/20180806125 ... story.com/

The website contains "information about British men and women who were born, married, died, served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, the British Army, were residents on the island, or in some ...
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Parish Locator

It's a nifty little freeware program useful for when you want to adjacent parishes within a certain radius.
It can be found at: http://www.benynet.co.uk/parishlocator.html It works on various flavours of Windows up to 10.
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Job Titles

Can anyone recommend either a book or website that lists job titles and their descriptions for the Victorian/Edwardian eras?
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1939 England and Wales Register now also on Ancestry.

The 1939 Register database, previously only on findmypast, has recently been added to Ancestry.

1939 England and Wales Register
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61596

Cheers
Maureen
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FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups

The following was recently mentioned on the FamilySearch Feedback Forum

FamilySearch Wiki page FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Fa ... rch_Groups

Note

To sign up to these Community groups you firstly need to be signed up to FamilySearch, and secondly you need to agree to the conditions as per the image following, without being given any details of FamilySearch Community (which I consider a negative, and I don't know ...
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