R is for reference…

Research is thrilling; you can go on for hours stalking down your family, collecting new documents and information. Noting a reference can feel boring, mundane, the admin that you might get round to one day. I know. I’ve been there – and regret it! What is a reference and why does it matter? In a  |  more…

P is for parish

In family history research you will often have to search for records at parish level. Looking at the OPRs (old parish registers) on ScotlandsPeople, for example, you can narrow your search by county and then by parish. Parishes in time In many parts of western Europe, the parish was originally the area round a church.  |  more…

Happy New Year – and some genealogy resolutions

Happy New Year for 2017. I hope it will be a healthy and fulfilling year for you with many new family history discoveries. I certainly have a few targets for 2017. They include: Developing my knowledge of genealogical sources in other European countries. I’ve done some work on Italy this year and have found it  |  more…

Older posts in this category...