Archive for December, 2010

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Over 22,000 new Dorset parish records published ›

7 December, 2010 by jessmoore

We have just published 22,989 new parish records for Dorset on 1,533 baptisms, 8,084 marriages and 13,372 burials. The Dorset Family History Society provided us with these records, in association with the Federation of Family History Societies. The table below gives details of each set of records: Type of records Number of records Years covered Parishes covered Baptisms 1,533… Read more ›

For better or worse? Unusual names in our marriage records ›

6 December, 2010 by jessmoore

Following last week’s launch of our fantastic new marriage records search, MarriageFinderTM, we’ve found some interesting names in our records. They just go to show that when taking a partner ‘for better or worse’, an embarrassing married name doesn’t put everyone off… Here is a selection of the names we found in the records: Holly Oakes Eileen Dover Hazel Nut… Read more ›

Start Your Family Tree Week: 26 December-1 January ›

3 December, 2010 by jessmoore

The Christmas period is one of the most popular times of the year for people to research their family history. With the family gathered around for the festivities, it’s the perfect time to quiz the older generations on what they remember about the family, and get the youngsters inspired too. That’s why is launching Start Your Family Tree Week… Read more ›

Look out for December’s issue of Discover My Past England magazine ›

2 December, 2010 by jessmoore

The December issue of Discover My Past England magazine goes online on Thursday 9 December. This 42-page A4 issue is packed with special features and how-to guides to connect you with your English Heritage, including: Every picture tells a story! – Victorian family albums English marriages – top online resources Find your firemen forebears! Secrets of our ancestors’ diaries A… Read more ›

Over 13,000 new Warwickshire parish baptisms published ›

1 December, 2010 by jessmoore

We have just published 13,078 new parish baptism records for Warwickshire on These records are for the parish of Southam and cover the period 1540-2010. Pam Batstone and Mary Williams provided us with these records. Our parish records collection provides an unprecedented level of access to the content of England and Wales parish records. Family history societies and other… Read more ›

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine Christmas offer ›

1 December, 2010 by jessmoore

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine is packed full of expert advice for family historians. Every month you will get useful tips on how to uncover more about your ancestors’ lives and get further with your research. This Christmas, the magazine is offering new subscribers their first five issues for only £5 if you sign up by direct debit.… Read more ›

Reduced customer support team today due to heavy snow ›

1 December, 2010 by jessmoore

Because of the heavy snow in Scotland, our customer support team is working with a reduced number of staff. We will answer as many of your calls and emails as we can, but it’s likely that the volume of enquiries will vastly outnumber the resource we have today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes. We appreciate your… Read more ›