RE: Research: Investigating your family tree - First steps in researching family history
And, all with English ancestry should look at this very short entry at Dick Eastman’s online newsletter which links to a massive set of useful links:
http://blog.eogn.com/ - scroll to January 8, 2008 and click on “Continue Reading “Expert Links”, then “Price & Associates”.
And, because I can’t help but encourage all to look for Mennonites among their ancestors, I’ve got two good little tools for Mennonites:
· Mennonite Genealogical Data Index - www.mennonites.ca
· MHSA Finding Aids - http://www.mennonitehistory.org/aids/index.html
Unsure if you have any “Mennos” in your background? Consult the surname list at: http://calmenno.org/grandma/manual3.pdf (pp. 9-21). It’s pretty darn near comprehensive and provides alternative spellings.
Note: Mennonite Surname codes were developed for Mennonite genealogy projects because Soundex didn’t adequately consider non-English pronunciations or linguistic roots of names. These are much more commonly used in Mennonite genealogy work than Soundex.
Judith Rempel, B.A., M.A., Coordinator
queries@... & rempel@...
Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
Received this link just before Christmas from my namesake in England. Thought it worthwhile to pass on.
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Just received the useful [& free] "Guide to Our Services" published by The General Register Office for England & Wales. Well worth getting. See the last paragraph in the link below.
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