Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

$5 Webinar Sale Back until 25 August

Due to popular demand, we have brought back our $5 webinar sales now through 25 August. If you've not seen our list of topics, a complete list and ordering instructions are available here.

We have a variety of topics and our presentation is informal with a focus on increasing your skill level and knowledge.

Download is immediate and you can view the presentation as many times as you want.

Full or Everyname Index?

We've mentioned it before, but we will again--with the thought that if I occasionally forget, someone else might too.

Always determine (if possible) if the index or finding aid to a series of records is an every name index, an index to principal people involved, or something in between.

Your search methodology depends upon it.

Friday, August 8, 2014

1914-1918 Prisoners of the First World War ICRC Historical Records

From a website of the International Committee of the Red Cross:

"The belligerent countries sent lists of prisoners of various nationalities to the ICRC. Then it set up alphabetical indexes"

Search the index here

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Varieties of Irish Names

For those with Irish relatives, this 19th century publication on names may be helpful. Varieties and synonymes of surnames and Christian names in Ireland for the guidance of registration officers and the public in searching the indexes of births, deaths, and marriages. The book can be located digitally here.