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dahani

dahani Report 16 Oct 2005 10:09

Thank you Andy for starting this thread and also thank you Dawn for the site goodwebguide I have been on it for ages and found a lot of good sites I didn't know about. Regards Jill

S

S Report 15 Oct 2005 23:29

The London, Belfast and Edinburgh Gazettes www(.)gazettes-online(.)co(.)uk are useful if you have rellies who were in the Civil Service, had commissions during WW2 or were awarded medals. My grandfather was in the Ministry of Transport for 35 years and I found most of his promotions. My father had a junior commission in the RAF during WW2 and I found his details too. I even found some details of other family members who sat Civil Service exams to join the Post Office. I also found a few references to wills and bankruptcies. The layout of the site has changed recently and I find it a bit more complicated to navigate than before. However, if you click 'Archive' on the tab at the top, you should get somewhere! And it's FREE! :-)

Quinsgran

Quinsgran Report 13 Oct 2005 01:06

nudge

Glynis

Glynis Report 12 Oct 2005 22:46

Great idea Andy, Nudging - so the thread is'nt lost Glynis

Dawn

Dawn Report 11 Oct 2005 22:21

I've been to the library this afternoon & borrowed a book called 'thegoodwebguide Genealogy'. It lists loads of really useful websites covering all topics, but best of all they have there own website - www(.)thegoodwebguide(.)co(.)uk (remove the brackets). Click on Genealogy & it takes you to a massive list of up to date sites and a review of them. Very interesting and well worth a look.

Hazel

Hazel Report 11 Oct 2005 12:53

Adding on not to lose the thread! :-)

Dawn

Dawn Report 11 Oct 2005 12:48

This is a great idea, Well done Andy. Any new suggestions are most welcome. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb(.)com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers.htm what a useful site!!

tweedledee

tweedledee Report 11 Oct 2005 06:44

FANTASTIC thread ANDY...I'm another In-Betweeny....and I'm finding all sorts of good info on this thread. Thank you. I found a Will to be a tremendous help with my Tree. It tied my gggrandfather in Scotland to my ggrandfather in England by him being mentioned in the Will. Until that time , I had no idea where my ancesters came from in Scotland.It also gave me insight into the relationships within the family. Margaret

Wade

Wade Report 11 Oct 2005 01:10

bump

Cheryl

Cheryl Report 3 Oct 2005 18:55

Hi If anyone has any tips on Mariners/seamen I would love to know them. Mine are from Hull/Lincolnshire/London areas - but any general advise would be welcome. Particularly in finding the devils on census returns!! Thanks Cheryl

Laura

Laura Report 3 Oct 2005 14:12

hey this is grt. i have recently found myself hitting some brick walls am im sure with this thred i can find more places to search, CHEERS ppl. laura X

Andy

Andy Report 23 Sep 2005 09:42

thanks to those who've nudged this, I would have liked to have added more contributions myself but research isn't such a high priority for me at the moment. But please keep this going. Cheers...

Anne

Anne Report 22 Sep 2005 09:44

Thanks, Netti. Something else for me to try out, and a good excuse not to do the boring things I ought to be doing. Anne

Netti

Netti Report 21 Sep 2005 20:52

the Hugh Wallis site allows you to select individual churches that have been indexed by the mormons (latterday saints). You can check what period has been covered and search for a particular surname on a church by church basis. go to http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb(.)com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers.htm (remove brackets) I must admit I haven't read the whole site and jump straight to the country selection pages. netti x

Anne

Anne Report 21 Sep 2005 19:41

nudge

Anne

Anne Report 21 Sep 2005 10:07

Eliza, Me, too. I've seen this in replies, bur I'm not sure what ti means, or how it applies Thanks for help Anne

LindaB

LindaB Report 13 Sep 2005 00:24

nudged for Veronicax

LindaB

LindaB Report 12 Sep 2005 12:03

nudging........

Brit

Brit Report 2 Sep 2005 11:30

This is a very helpful thread, thanks. I have found a lot of information on Hugh Wallis' sites. Both the IGI Batch number one and the one for Middle Names that could be surnames. It is best to google 'hugh wallis sites' and it will show you the web addresses. A huge store of knowledge although it may be wise to check at other sources, since these are transcribed through LDS. The batch numbers save a great deal of time in looking up people with common names. Margaret. Keep nudging.

Unknown

Unknown Report 28 Aug 2005 16:03

OCCUPATIONS - TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEM, GO TO THIS SITE Remove all brackets. http://rmhh(.)co(.)uk/occup/index(.)html CB >|<