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  • To search using spouse's name

    To search using spouse's name

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  • Searching using mother's maiden name

    Searching using mother's maiden name

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  • To look for parish records

    To look for parish records

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  • findmypast records

    findmypast records

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  • How to Take a Screen Capture

    How to Take a Screen Capture

    A screenshot or screen capture is the act of copying all or part of what is currently displayed on the screen and saving it in image format on your computer.

    SNIPPING TOOL is a useful program which is part of the Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 standard installation.

    To open SNIPPING TOOL
    • Vista / Windows 7 : Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool
    • Windows 8 : Open Snipping Tool by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search
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  • Missing census pieces: 1871

    Missing census pieces: 1871

    Information given to us, and reproduced here with permission, from findmypast.
    ENGLAND
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  • Missing census pieces: 1851

    Missing census pieces: 1851

    Information given to us, and reproduced here with permission, from findmypast.
    ENGLAND
    In the enumeration books the following parishes and hamlets are permanently missing from these piece numbers. Some of these parishes and hamlets represent the entirety of the piece, while others are just portions of a piece.
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  • Missing census pieces: 1841

    Missing census pieces: 1841

    Information given to us, and reproduced here with permission, from findmypast.
    ENGLAND
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  • Publishing your research in book format

    Publishing your research in book format

    At some time or other most of us wonder how we can pass our research on to others. What better way of doing it than creating a book.
    Wulliam, one of our members, has created a book using Blurb and has shared his ideas which will hopefully inspire others to do something similar.


    The Family History of Anna & James Cumming
    by W. Cumming








    Cover photo taken by Ed Miller

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  • Using tables in Blogs

    Using tables in Blogs

    The use of table format is a convenient way of publishing dated or sequential information into a blog.

    The tables below can be copied and pasted into a member's blog and be used for such things as
    • transcription of journals/diaries,
    • timeline of events either from your research as a whole or a timeline relating to a particular individual, surname line or event.
    • recording the military records of an ancestor, e.g. enlistment, postings, promotions
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  • World Index
    by Caroline
    On this page, you will find links to all the countries which have a page in the Reference Library.

    Included here are links to resources which are of global interest, historically, geographically or genealogically.

    Links which are specific to a nation or area of a country will be found on their own page.

    If you come across any links which you think will be of interest for this page, please add them to the comment box at the foot of the page and a moderator...
    07-03-20, 17:36
  • Home Page
    by Caroline
    ABOUT US

    Family Tree Forum was founded in September 2006. Our primary aim is to provide a site where our members can research and socialise in a safe, friendly and helpful environment. Registration is free, and our members are dedicated to assisting all genealogists, whether they are beginners or experienced researchers.

    Please be aware that despite the name, we are not a forum specifically for FTDNA or the software Family Tree Maker, although our members may well be able...
    06-03-20, 12:54
  • Getting Started Guide
    by Caroline
    The Family Tree Forum Guide to Getting Started with your family history contains step by step advice with links to useful resources on our site, and elsewhere online, together with further pages of advice written by our members.

    These include guides to the main areas of research such as census returns and certificates as well as some visual guides and case...
    04-03-20, 10:22
  • Research Offers: Record Offices/Archives/Libraries
    by Caroline
    IMPORTANT:
    • Please read our Guidelines before requesting or offering lookups.
    • If you wish to offer to undertake Record Office, Archive or Library lookups, please add your details in the comments box at the bottom of this page and we will add them to the appropriate section.


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  • Research Offers: Photographs
    by Caroline
    IMPORTANT:
    • Please read our Guidelines before requesting or offering lookups.
    • If you wish to offer to take photographs please add your details in the comments box at the bottom of this page and we will add them to the appropriate section.


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    27-04-17, 09:18
  • Searching a census in findmypast
    by Caroline
    You can use details for birthplace on the individual census record set search pages, found from the A-Z of Record sets, but you can only search one census at a time from those pages.
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    19-06-14, 15:42
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