Saturday, October 3, 2009

Genealogy and couple of updates.......

Friday, I took it easy and didn't do too much, just pottered around the house. I kept sitting down and put my leg up, as it kept aching when I was on my feet too much. The anti-inflammatory pills have kicked in and are working fine.

We had a hard frost also on Friday morning, and I had hoped that would cure Molly, but she still is chewing her paws. I have been spraying her as directed. She loves her new vegetarian food. Dh has a friend who will be going hunting, so I am going to ask him for a little bit of moose or deer meat, as that is a protein she should be able to have.

Now for the genealogy. My cousin Dougie had a co-worker do our family tree on my mother's side. This lady was able to go back to 1810 on my mother's dad's side and back to 1650 on my mother's mother side. It's really quite interesting and there is so much more I want to find out. I am going to a genealogy seminar which is being held at the local library next Thursday. As I really don't have a clue where to start on this.

While talking to my mother on Friday she gave me some web sites to look at. She got these from a book called "Seeking Catherine Cookson's Da," by Kathleen Jones.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/

http://www.pro.gov.uk/

http://www.scotsorigins.com/

http://www.1837online.com/

and the lady who did the family tree so far used: http://www.familysearch.com/

Ginnie also said this site was good: http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

Of course these are all British sites, as that is where we came from. I am wanting to do dh's family, as the township we live in some of the founding families came from Scotland with the same last name as dh has. So it would be interesting to see if we are related some where down the road.

Are any of you interested in Genealogy? Any tips?

6 comments:

Ginnie said...

There is also www.freebmd.org.uk/ which gives access to the birth/marriage and death indexes. From this site you'll find links to their free cen (census) and free reg (church records) but they are no way complete.... but you may strike lucky. I have found good stuff on these. Good luck with your research.... it's facinating.

Gaynor said...

Tracing family trees os amazing: we found out so much from dhs we had to stop: it was too upsetting. Two of his great uncles were killed in the Bloody Sunday attack at the football match in Dublin: they were two of the three children that were murdered.
Big guns up north because there have been lot of bombs again. Sooo hope we dont return to the troubles ;-(

Evelyn said...

my huby is doing his family, he uses ancestry.co alot. also check local public archives, newspaper archives. my mom and dads family go way back in England, then to the american colonies in the 1600's.

Karine said...

I used census record to trace my great-great-grandparents back from when hey came over from Ireland, my grandparents were so happy I found them, so they're a good way to go!

Clippy Mat said...

my search began on genesreunited.co.uk and then a previously unknown family member i met there was able to supply lots of information so i was lucky.

Anonymous said...

I have been doing my family tree for about 6 years now. I have to warn you it becomes very addictive.
genesreunited.com is so worth joining. If you decide to start putting all your information on your computer a great program is Familytree maker. You can find it Best Buy or Future shop with some free time at Ancestry.com. There is a wealth of information at Ancestry.com but you have to pay for it and it's quite expensive.
Email if you want any help. I've exhausted all resources to find my family tree except actually going to England and searching. I love finding branches and then expanding on them.
Have fun!!!!!


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