The fact that America is going crazy over the release of the 1940 census this week does have some benefits for us Brits. Ancestry are allowing free access to their American records from that era, until 10th April. So, if you have family members who may have been in the US during that period, this is an ideal time to explore the records.
What’s new this week?
Ancestry have added the Titanic Collection, and it is available to search free of charge until the end of May.
Findmypast has also added Titanic records to its collection, Maritime births, marriages and deaths and White Star Line Officers’ Books.
Ancestry have updated their Liverpool BMDs.
The Family History Show Episode 5, by Nick Barrett and Laura Berry is now available, and free to view online.
British genealogy blogs I have enjoyed reading this week include:
- The Factory above the Gaol – women convicts in 1818, a fascinating account at the A Rebel Hand blog.
- Samuel the Soldier at MadderGenealogist.
- It has been great fun following blogs that are taking part in the A-Z Challenge this week:
- Ros at Gen West UK is blogging on a general genealogy theme
- Julie at Anglers Rest is blogging on her genealogy links to Australia
- Susan at Family History Fun is A-Z blogging with examples from her research, including great images
This week I also read…
QuickLesson 1: Analysis & Citation at evidenceexplained.com by Elizabeth Shown Mills, and when I’m feeling strong I will return and download the book!
I have posted this week about…
my plans to improve my use of TMG in Getting to Grips with The Master Genealogist – Part 2: Sources, Easter Holidays are getting in the way of research at the moment!
If I have missed out any of your favourite UK genealogy blogs this week, let me know below!
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