GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Digital Mirror - National Library Of Wales

The Digital Mirror is a great resource for people with Welsh ancestry. This site is a project of the National Library of Wales and has original manuscripts, diaries, biographies and much more. One particular collection caught my eye. St Asaph Notitiae (SA/MISC/1300-1491) is a survey of the population of the St Asaph diocese in the 1680s. The survey lists all the heads of families in the parish as well as the number of people in that family. The Lampeter vestry book is also an interesting resource that often cites individuals. The decription of this section states, "From the sixteenth century until the late nineteenth century, the parish as an unit was responsible for an ever increasing range of matters including the care of the poor, repairing and improving highways, and some aspects of law and order." The vestry books is contains the minutes of each meeting. Explore the site. The Digital Mirror has a great deal to offer.

www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=digitalmirror

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