International Research

The Free Online GRO Index is Your Key to Millions of Buried English Records

If your family history research leads you back to England or Wales, the records kept by the General Register Office, and the GRO Index, should absolutely be on your short list of amazing resources. The GRO has been recording vital information for the populations of both England and Wales since 1837. Nearly every birth, marriage, and death that has occurred there in the last 180 years has been recorded and indexed by the GRO.

These 2.5 Million Records May Be Genealogy’s Best Kept Secret

PERSI is an index of millions of articles, how-to guides, genealogies, local histories and more that have appeared in society publications from around the world. Both family history and history societies publish regular periodicals for their members and have done for generations. These publications cover the area or subject specific to that society, and go into incredible detail – some of which may well contain information about your family.

This Site Has Hundreds of Millions of UK and Irish Records No One Else Has

Are you one of the tens of millions of Americans whose heritage can be traced back to Britain, Ireland or both? If you are, you are not going to want to miss the collections at Findmypast. Among Findmypast’s 8 billion records are hundreds of millions of British and Irish records that you can’t find anywhere else online. And right now you can research these records for a full 50% off. That means an entire month for just $5 or $10 (depending on your level). Get the discount only in this post before it ends on Monday.

What is My Family Crest? How to Find Out Without Getting Fooled

Do you have a family crest in your tree? Is it associated with an entire family line or surname? Find out why, according to Jack Turton of The Coat of Arms Database, “family crest” is a misnomer and how to understand the actual meaning and history behind these symbols.

Could You Qualify for Dual Citizenship in Ireland? The Answer Might Surprise You

By Melissa Johnson, CG, Dual Citizenship Specialist In recent years, many Americans and citizens of other nations have gone through the process of applying for Irish dual citizenship. As a European Union member state, Ireland offers many benefits to its citizens, including the right to vote, as well as educational, financial, tax, and business advantages. Additionally, …

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