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How To Order BMD Records Online

I have just ordered a Birth Certificate online from the UK. I am not 100% sure that its the person that i am researching but sometime you just have to take a chance in order to move on. To be honest its the first one that i have ordered in a while and i had to look through this web site for the Certificates Online Website.
I recommend that you first find the birth, death or marriage details at FreeBMD-Search. Make a note when looking at the record for the name of the District, the Vol and the page number as you will need this information when placing your order for the certificate. At the moment they are charging 9.25 pounds which works out to be about 15 dollars Australian
Here is the link for the FreeBMD-Search

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

This link will take you to the site

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates

New Search Engine For Australians

Trove is a powerful search engine that makes it possible to find and access over 90 million Australian information resources. You can also browse ‘zones’ of information—books, journals, magazines, and articles; maps; pictures and photos; Australian newspapers; diaries, letters, and archives; archived websites; and biographies of people and organisations.


http://www.nla.gov.au/pub/gateways/issues/107/Research-Using-Trove.html

Killyleagh To Pawtucket

Thankyou to Mary for sending me this story.

This is a story written by James Bruno about my grandfather, Thomas J. Kelly, printed in the Providence Sunday Journal in April of 1959. He was so gifted. Poppy sang like an angel and when he wasn’t singing he was whistling. My grandmother told my mother that she fell in love with him when she heard him sing. Lucky for me. I miss them both.

The title is "Pawtucket’s Singing Sexton" and "Thomas Kelly an Irishman Who Proves it in Music."

"They laughed when I walked on stage with my melodeon, but when I played an Irish jig and Marion Miliken danced as an Irish colleen–that got ‘em.”

You can see from the foregoing, that Thomas J. Kelly is an Irishman, and he loves to sing about it. Seems everything he does is in some way Irish. He was describing the recent “Irish Revue” of St. Mary’s Church in Pawtucket.

Mr. Kelly is Pawtucket’s “Singing Sexton.” The Irish tenor, who lives at 23 Randall Street, sings for weddings and funera…

New Records For Wicklow Online Now

The Irish Family History Foundation have added Church Marriage records for Wicklow to their site. Registration to the site is free with free access to search the index.
Each record is available on a pay to view basis.

http://www.rootsireland.ie/

Free Passenger Lists War Brides

After the 2nd World War more than one hundred thousand British War Brides left their homes and families to start a new life with their husbands. Many of them had young children and babies and they also made the trip. Most of the war brides went to Canada and the United States but some went to South Africa,Australia and New Zealand.

Take a look at the link below,the site has passenger lists for many of these war brides.

http://www.warbrides.co.uk/

New Zealand, What's The Story

The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is a comprehensive guide to New Zealand people, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.
One section on this site will be of great interest to researchers of New Zealand . The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, it tells the story of over 3000 New Zealanders.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies

Parishes In The County Of Lancashire

If your ancestors came from Lancashire then there is a good chance that they may be mentioned on this site. This is a free site and an excellent source.
It can be searched by name or parish. The records found here are Baptism, Marriage and Burial. The records usually give the name of the father and his address and occupation.New Records are added every few days so if you do not find what you are looking for, then check back in a couple of weeks .

http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Search/indext.html