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The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

 Search A2A (Access to Archives) The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.
Letters from the past from the Victorian Web
Somerset & Dorset FHS
Somerset Record & Archive Service.                                        .
Louise Rose's Yeovil St John Marriage Register Transcripts
Colin Rayner's Somerset Parish Register
Bath and North East Somerset Register Office, England, holds on-line records of local Births, Marriages and Deaths back to the start of civil registration in 1837.

DORSET parish records index.

UK BMD transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses
UK Census On-line
Free BMD (volunteers wanted)
Free CEN (volunteers wanted)
FreeREG (volunteers wanted)
ELLIS ISLAND : from 1892 to 1924, more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members entered the U.S.A. through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. The ship companies that transported these passengers kept detailed passenger lists, called "ship manifests." Thanks to the generous efforts of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these manifests have been transcribed into a vast electronic archive, which you can be searched for an individual passenger.

Microsoft Excel and dates prior to 1900

Many users are surprised to discover that Excel cannot work with dates prior to the year 1900. The Extended Date Functions add-in (XDate) corrects this deficiency, and allows you to work with dates in the years 0100 through 9999.
When the XDate add-in is installed, you can use any of the following new worksheet functions in your formulas:
  • XDATE(y,m,d,fmt): Returns a date for a given year, month, and day. As an option, you can provide a date formatting string.
  • XDATEADD(xdate1,days,fmt): Adds a specified number of days to a date. As an option, you can provide a date formatting string.
  • XDATEDIF(xdate1,xdate2): Returns the number of days between two dates.
  • XDATEYEARDIF(xdate1,xdate2): Returns the number of full years between two dates (useful for calculating ages).
  • XDATEYEAR(xdate1): Returns the year of a date.
  • XDATEMONTH(xdate1): Returns the  month of a date.
  • XDATEDAY(xdate1): returns the day of a date.
  • XDATEDOW(xdate1): Returns the day of the week of a date (as an integer between 1 and 7).

Free access to old maps at Your Maps Online

Four maps in one – a unique way to discover the landscapes of the past
Each CASSINI Past & Present map is centred on a city or town and covers an area of 15km x 15km using four Ordnance Survey mapping series to cover four different periods: the mid 19th century, the late 19th century, the1920s and the present-day. All four maps cover exactly the same area.

Personal Family History Web Sites

David and Carol Belcher's family tree including
John Lerwill's Web Site
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

On what day of the week
 were you born?
You can calculate it.

Ambra Books
(Antiquarian and Secondhand Books)

Problem Using Sierra Generations EasyTree?

Disappearing Data Syndrome: If you have the family history program,  EasyTree, and  are having a problem where the symptoms are that the data disappears from fields when entering data, do not despair, help is available. It involves identifying the program or driver that is interacting with EasyTree and uninstalling it. In my case, the culprits were the driver for the Wacom Graphics Tablet and also a program called PopUp Stopper; after uninstalling both, EasyTree performed OK again.

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