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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
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
Another great program: Legacy Family
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:
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.
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
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
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
Irish 1901 Census
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
Downloadable Research Calendar
and more FREE!
Allows you to record the ancestors from whom you
Gives an account of every record source you have
Summarizes information which may be
time-consuming or difficult to reread quickly.
Helps you keep track of those with whom you have
Family Group Sheet
Enables you to compile complete, correct and
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.