Just in case you missed the family history Q&A with our very own D. Josh Taylor AMA on Reddit, here is the recap of all the questions and answers. This was the second findmypast.com live Q&A where anybody was welcome to present their questions to Josh for expert advice on various subjects in family history research. Reddit IAMA with D…. [Read more]
No research time? No Problem! Having trouble finding time to grow your family tree? Whether you’ve put off starting your family tree or can’t find time to get back to your research, here are some quick research tasks for the person with a packed schedule. Many of these take only a few minutes and can help you make strides in… [Read more]
“The best accessory to identify period men’s fashion is a woman.” (Listen to part 1 of this episode: Women’s Fashion History) On Mother’s Day, we had mother and fashion historian, Paulette Uris, call in to the podcast for the second installment on using fashion trends to identify the dates of old photos. Discussing history and the very subtle evolution of… [Read more]
Isn’t it exciting to find out you have a famous historical icon in the far-off depths of your family tree? But when you brag to your friends, what do you call this famous ancestor? “Thomas Edison is the great-uncle of my great-great-grandfather’s third cousin!” Confusing, right? Actually, if you’re familiar with the system we use in designating these relationships, you… [Read more]
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some tips for doing Irish genealogy. Joshua Taylor talks about Ireland, it’s communities, historical records and how to take on this family history venture. CONTENT (Timestamp) 0:40 — Tip #1: Check ancestors tombstones at cemeteries find original town or parish they came from in Ireland. This occurs often with New England graves…. [Read more]
Tyler chats about fashion history with guest expert and fashion history buff, Paulette Uris (his mother). Putting the family in family history. Fashion in the mid to late 1800′s can often be hard to grasp. Because clothing was much more expensive and and old items were more often repaired, fashion trends lasted longer than today. Listen in on how to… [Read more]
Parishes are renowned for keeping detailed records of congregation members, including baptismal, marriage and funeral records. Findmypast.com has more than 45 million parish records including those from Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland that date all the way back to 1538. “Parish records offer a wealth of information for genealogists,” said D. Joshua Taylor, findmypast.com lead genealogist. “Stretching back hundreds of… [Read more]
Our resident expert Josh Taylor explains the initial steps in starting your family history. From interviewing living relatives to documenting your research, these tips will get you started and give you the best shot at making discoveries for years to come.
Find out exactly how to search the new collection of British newspapers on findmypast.com. Learn how to both use and have fun with newspaper archives on our site. CONTENTS 0:32: How to search the newspapers on findmypast.com – by name and keyword 1:21: How to specifically search names to get the results you want 2:20: How to use the filters… [Read more]
A feature of the Passenger Lists, from the 1920s on, is the inclusion of a last known address in the UK next to the passenger’s name.
This is of enormous use and interest for family historians – seeing where an ancestor was living before they emigrated or, indeed, went on holiday. It is also an easy way of being sure that the passenger on board is the person that you were searching for.