Tag: family tree

Pulling back the covers! How to blanket search parish registers

Cover of Hempnall Parish Register

In this blog I am going to discuss blanket searching parish registers in England & Wales and how it can benefit your research. I first heard the term used in the 1990s, but have not heard it mentioned much since, Read more…

Formularies – what are they and how can they help genealogists?

Draughtsmen's Alphabet

Everyday my mother spends an hour or two with her puzzle book. Puzzles keep her occupied, stimulated and challenged – she felt the same when she was researching her family tree. One of the skills she never harnessed fully was Read more…

New GRO Birth and Death Indexes (a game changer)

Family Records Centre

  The new general register office index is quite a game changer in terms of the history of researching ancestors using the Internet. For those of us who remember the old system (I'm only older enough to remember St. Catherine's Read more…