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Newsletter No.19 - May 2008.
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1. Our welcome message.
2. Featured Article – Why Double or Triple Checking Facts is Important in Ancestral Investigations By: Paul Duxbury and Kevin Cook
3. Latest news from www.Ancestry.co.uk
4. Next month’s article.
1. Hi all,
Extremely late with May's edition - Sorry.
We are still surrounded by builders and their tools...and it seems we will have to put up with them for a few more weeks yet!
Still it will be nice when it's completed.
My wife Carol asked me to say hello from her...so I said to her, 'Why not do it yourself?' Here she is:
Hello, Carol here.
I must say...even I enjoy Jim's newsletters! There's always something new to learn. I'm not exactly a newcomer to family history - we have around 30.000 individual names in our research. (Jim researched maybe 10 of them!!)
Can I invite you to have a look at my sites? they are -
It must be getting on for 14 years since we started with our family history. We started off by talking to other family members...especially the elders.
Then we spent all our free time visiting lots of archives and research centres. We didn't get a proper holiday (vacation) for several years because we were hooked on family history.
Recently though, about 4 years ago, I decided to subscribe to Ancestry after seeing it on a friends computer. It's absolutely brilliant and saves me lots of time. Jim and I still go off occasionally to verify the odd name or two...I bribe him with a pub-lunch and a glass of beer!! Whilst I'm researching he tottles off taking photos - usually buses!
I use Family Tree Maker software for keeping my records as it's quite easy to use. I got the latest edition from last years Family History Fair at Aintree Racecourse - Jim told me off because I didn't buy it from his site :-)
I also help Jim's sister-in-law with her site: http://www.johnsonancestry.co.uk/
I'd better go as I'm supposed to be getting dinner ready. Bye
She does go on doesn't she?
2. Why Double or Triple Checking Facts is Important in Ancestral Investigations
your ancestors, it is crucial to your research that you find their correct
vital statistics. You need to know their full name, birth date and
location, marriage date and location, death date and location, and the
full name of their parents. In order to insure that your vital statistics
are correct, it is critically important for you to stay organized and
check and re-check your facts based on a variety of sources.
Article Source: http://www.familyhistoryarticles.com
About the Authors Paul Duxbury and Kevin Cook own www.amateur-genealogist.com and www.our-family-trees.co.uk two of the leading Genealogy Websites. In addition Paul owns a wide range of exciting websites which can be viewed at www.our-family-trees.co.uk
3. Latest news from www.Ancestry.co.uk
If you want to discover your World War One ancestors, then our ever-expanding record collection could be just what you're looking for - read all about it below. Plus, we look back on this year's Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE exhibition, and there's the chance to win a year's free subscription to www.Ancestry.co.uk
If you're looking for World War One ancestors, no other family history website can match our record collections. We're constantly adding to them - like the second release of our British Army World War One Service Records, 1914-1920. This contains an estimated 550,000 additional names and completes the coverage of surnames in the range of A-H.
These records are great if you're looking to flesh out your ancestors' lives, as they often contain a wealth of information about them - like medical history, date of birth, service history, next of kin details and physical descriptions.
Search the latest British Army World War One Service Records, 1914-1920 here www.Ancestry.co.uk
Discover your World War One ancestors with a FREE* 14 day trial of Ancestry.co.uk. You can search our unrivalled collection of our World War One records - and many, many more besides. Who knows what you'll discover?
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The biggest online World War One record collection keeps getting bigger. We've just added the second release of our Medal Index Cards collection to our website, completing this collection.
From awards for gallantry, like the Victoria Cross, to awards for service there are millions of medal-winners to discover, as well as a whole host of fascinating information.
Search the World War One Medal Index Cards collection
4. Next Months Featured Article:
Several Ways to Search Ship Manifests for your Family's History
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Got your own site? I started using this a few weeks ago and it really works: http://www.freewebtraffic.co.uk/
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