Friday, August 26, 2011

Roughlee Village ,Lancashire

This site may be of interest to people like myself who grew up in the surrounding area. The countryside is beautiful and i have walked the footpaths and fields many times. In recent times i found out that my Ancestors ,the Hartleys farmed in this area. The pub,the Bay Horse Inn is the centre of the village. Take a look at the website.

http://www.roughlee.org.uk/history.html

Friday, August 19, 2011

How To Order BMD Certificates For Northern Ireland

Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates for Northern Ireland can be ordered in person at the General Register Office, Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street,Belfast,BT1 4HL.
If you have a credit or a debit card you can order a certificate online. Click on the link below.
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/do-it-online/government-citizens-and-rights-online/order-a-birth-adoption-death-marriage-or-civil-partnership-certificate.htm

Sunday, August 14, 2011

County Down Births

New birth records from County Down have been added to this useful site for the years 1865-1875.

http://www.raymondscountydownwebsite.com/html/index2.htm

Saturday, August 13, 2011

How Our Families Lived In The Past


I was sat at my piano today ,trying to play a few tunes and i noticed this photo that i have framed on the piano. It is of my late Grandparents and must have been taken around 1949. How different life was then. You notice the sheet music on the piano, no big tv's, computors ,Play stations, mobile phones. My Grandmother loved to sing and their social life was based around the piano.
You can build up a picture of life for your Ancestors through photos and letters.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Liverpool Records On Ancestry.Com

For those of you researching Liverpool, Ancestry.Com has some really good records that have just been released online.They include Liverpool Lancashire Baptisms 1813-1906, Marriages and Banns 1815-1921, Burials 1813-1974 and Confirmations 1887-1921