31 October 2014
Upfront Mini Bytes -- TX records (Cemetery, Jewish & Immigrants), UK Wills, Yearbooks, Irish Anzacs (WWI), Canada's Home Children, Map of US Religions
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Do you have ancestors buried in
? Or, you want to figure out the cemeteries
nearest to where your ancestors lived?
If yes, check out this map or the associated list of cemeteries. Hopkins
More genealogical news from TX -- Congregation Beth Israel in Houston (TX) has digitized and placed online early records, ledgers, and books covering from 1861 to the early 1920s. The documents are in German, Hebrew and English.
One more bit of news from TX. The
Museum has compiled a listing of
immigrants to – Galveston
Immigration Database. Galveston, Texas
My gran and her 2nd husband both died in 2000 and 2001 respectively in the
If I didn’t know about their wills nor had a copy, I could now search
and find out. Gov.UK now has a Find a will service which covers wills or
probate for any person in the UK
who died in or after 1996. Both a simple
and an advanced search are provided. You
do have to provide a surname & year of death. For any found entry, you can purchase 31 days
of access (for £10). UK
I’ve come across all kinds of yearbooks as I do research and this is a first – Yacht Club Yearbooks. I guess since I’ve never stepped foot in one, it’s not something I would have known about. If your family belonged to the Avalon (NJ) Yacht Club, there is now an online archive of Avalon Club Yacht Club Yearbooks covering 1953-2007 online.
The Irish Anzacs Database has been launched. The projects aim is to identify all Irish-born enlistments in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during the First World War. Read more here. Here’s a video on how to access the database. Search the database.
The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa is placing a special emphasis on Canada’s HomeChildren, since 70% of these children were settled in
. There are several resources
currently available – Barnardo’s Ups and Downs Magazine, Fegan Homes index Ontario
I’ve always liked The Week for “short” new items. When I stopped subscribing to the print version, I took up reading the online version. A recent-to-me find (from June) was These maps show the most common religions, Christian and non-Christian, in your state. To me what was most interesting was not the largest reporting group for each state and the second largest one.
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