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Freebies Page:                         Please let us know if a link stops working.This page will be updated as and when we find new free products to give away. So come back often to see what's new. Use the links, then use the back arrow to get back here. Note: We do not give away lots of rubbish (as many sites do, which merely clutter up your hard drive!). We search the Internet to find you the best quality free programs and services to enhance, both your research and your online experience.

The first Freebie on offer is the 'Personal Ancestral File'. This is a good quality program for keeping your research in a logical sequence.

Click this link: http://www.familysearch.org/ It will take you to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Web-site. Then click 'Order/Download Products.' Then 'Software Downloads Free'.................This is an excellent program to start you off with.

Another great program:       Legacy Family Tree

This full-featured professional genealogy program that helps you track, organize, print, and share your family history. Includes sourcing, reports, merging, To Do list, slide shows, multimedia, Web pages, spell checking, import and export and much more. And, it's free. Get it from here: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/

118 500 is BT's number for directory enquiries. Calls are (at time of writing) charged at 15p per minute plus 40p connection from BT landlines. Alternatively 118500 offers FREE directory searches online.

Malhamdale Local History Group have produced a useful (and free) research aid packed with links. It includes a wealth of links to little known websites, as well as all those already familiar to family and local historians, in one convenient place.

The toolbar can be added to Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox browsers on computers running Windows,Mac OSX and Linux operating systems. It is based on the Conduit.com system, is easy to install, spyware and adware free and simple to uninstall if you really donít find it useful.

The free toolbar is available to download from their website:


FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers).

What information does the Irish census contain?

Ireland is unusual among English-speaking census-taking countries in that our original household manuscript returns survive. These are the forms filled out and signed by the head of each household on census night. Most other countries only have Enumerators' books, where family details were transcribed by the person charged with collecting the census information.

The basic topographical divisions for the census are: County; District Electoral Division; Townland or Street. This is a simple hierarchical structure which makes it easy to access any area in the country. The returns are arranged in clusters by townland/street within district electoral division within county. For each townland/street, there are a number of original household returns, filled in and signed by heads of households, and three statistical returns, dealing with religious denominations, classification of buildings, and out-offices and farm-steadings, filled out by the Enumerator for that townland/street

Now Online: Irish 1901 Census
Free Screensavers - for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire:
Pathe News - 1896 - 1970.

The British Pathe archive is perhaps the world's most famous newsreel collection. Spanning the period 1896-1970, the collection comprises 3,500 hours and contains some of the most iconic images ever caught on camera. The entire archive has been re-mastered and fully digitised. It is now possible to view every second of this outstanding collection online through this web site and there is absolutely no charge for this facility.

Get your own UK Parish Finder here FREE!

Grey Olltwit's UK Parish Finder: http://www.greyolltwit.com/parishfinder.html

Click here:  Downloadable Research Calendar and more FREE!

Ancestral Chart
Allows you to record the ancestors from whom you directly descend.

Research Calendar
Gives an account of every record source you have searched.

Research Extract
Summarizes information which may be time-consuming or difficult to reread quickly.

Correspondence Record
Helps you keep track of those with whom you have corresponded.

Family Group Sheet
Enables you to compile complete, correct and connect families.

Source Summary
Provides quick reference to information and sources you have found for a particular family.

UK Census Forms
Allows you to read column headings and record information from the UK Census.

Canadian Census Forms
Allows you to read column headings and record information from the Canadian Census.

Make Census of your family history

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