Hampshire Genealogical Society Family History Open Day and Fair
on Sunday 8 October 2017, 10 am to 4 pm
at Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, BASINGSTOKE RG24 9FP
free entry – free parking – light refreshments – disabled access
three free talks – numerous family history stalls and exhibitors
(the theme of the event will be World War Two – Britain at Home)
The Manchester and Lancashire Family History have released their latest CD of Catholic baptisms, this volume contains the following Manchester Catholic registers:
- Corpus Christi, Miles Platting: 1890-1908
- St. Edward, Rusholme: 1862-1908
- St John, Chorlton-cum-Hardy: 1893-1931
- St. Mary, Levenshulme: 1853-1920
- St. Michael, Ancoats: 1877-1917
It is available for the very reasonable price of £4.25 from their Online Bookshop
Local newspapers are a valuable source for any family historian, but as any genealogist will know, sitting at a microfilm reader scrolling through page after page of grainy images to search for relevant information is a long and arduous process.
The British Library have therefore been working for a couple of years on digitising their collections of local newspapers, undertaking OCR (character recognition) and releasing fully searchable copies on to a specially designed website
For a relatively small monthly subscription (£12.95), you get complete access to more than 700 titles, and nearly 18 million pages, this increases each week as more scanning is completed.
Through this project you can read how newspapers across the county reported on key events from the past 200 years, and can also track down ancestors (particularly if they have had a suitably notorious past to catch the attention of the press).
The website irishgeneaology.ie are about to publish free online the fully digitised Irish BMD indexes.
The new database which will include all births over 100 years ago, marriages over 75 years ago, and deaths over 50 is to be launched later today.
See their website for more information.
From the 1st March 2016, all surviving Irish Catholic parish registers will be online, and fully indexed. The project has been a collaborative effort between Ancestry, and the National Library of Ireland.
More than 10 million register entries have been digitised. They will be free to access during the month of March, after which people will have to subscribe to Ancestry.
More information available from the Irish Times
On the 12th March at 11am, Dr Brenda Hustler will be holding a day conference with presentations on researching catholic history. The day will be invaluable for anybody interested in finding out more about their Catholic ancestors.
The conference is being hosted by the Salford Diocesan Archives at St Augustine’s, Manchester.
See attached poster for full details.Family History Conference
The Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society are offering a one day course in tracing your Irish ancestors.
The course fee is £25 and will be held on the 6th February 2016 at Manchester Central Library, find out more and book here