"The Database of 19th Century Photographers and Allied Trades in London: 1841-1901
Based on David Webb's extensive research photoLondon has compiled a database of approximately 9,000 biographical entries on photographic companies and the people who worked within the photographic industry in London during the 19th century.
Read about pioneering photographers such as Antoine Claudet, Camille Silvy and Oscar Rejlander and less well known figures such as Walston Caselton, and the sisters Marion, Jane and Anna Dixon. photoLondon will build on David Webb’s excellent work and create additional entries and links to collections over time."
"Heritage Maps allows you to look at a wide range of heritage data sets on a map. Many of these data sets have not been shown publicly before. Many were collected by government departments but many others have been collected by local authorities through the County Heritage Plans. Coverage of some data sets is on an individual county basis, rather than as a national coverage."
"Our online public access collection: In addition to our valuable book and manuscript collection, we have a growing number of resources available on this website that all researchers can take advantage of. Typically, these resources represent the hard work of our members, but some are simply donated to us by researchers who wish their work to be available to wider numbers of family historians."
"BDA is a new research tool for historians and genealogists comprising transcripts and indexes of many original records and published biographies of deceased individuals who arrived in or were born in Australia, starting from the earliest times.
This first release contains convict, muster, census, baptism, marriage and burial manuscript records for most of the New South Wales population 1788-1828, for Norfolk Island and Tasmania 1802-1811, and many immigrant and convict records from 1829-1837 along with full text of short biographies of 11,000+ residents of most colonies/states published 1881-1907."
The Society’s annual journal, The Irish Genealogist, has been published since 1937. It is widely recognised as a forerunner in the field of Irish genealogy and for making a unique scholarly contribution to Irish genealogical studies for over 70 years.
Over the period the journal has been published it has allowed members to share the results of their work through many thousands of genealogy related articles, family histories and transcriptions of unusual records and sources. Typically, members have submitted information from newspapers, parish registers, family bibles, genealogies, voters lists, pedigrees, membership rolls, deeds, marriage settlements, census substitutes, land and tenure surveys, marriage license bonds, courts records and wills.
All these contributions have been scanned to create a brand new, readily accessible resource of some 250,000 names. This new database already holds names gleaned from the journal for the period 1937-2001, and names from the 2002 to 2012 journals will be added shortly.
If you find an entry you are interested in:
► Search The Irish Genealogist Database
you can identify the name of the article it appears in here
purchase a back copy of the relevant journal here
buy a CD of all the journals published from 1937 to 1993 from Eneclann
check whether your nearest major library has a copy of the
relevant journal. Most state and national libraries around the
world hold The Irish Genealogist
"Disaster Information contains records of natural and non-natural disasters within Australia, or directly impacting on Australians, dating from 1753 to the present day.
The Australian Emergency Management Glossary (Commonwealth of Australia 1998) defines a disaster as:
"A serious disruption to community life which threatens or causes death or injury in that community and/or damage to property which is beyond the day-to-day capacity of the prescribed statutory authorities and which requires special mobilisation and organisation of resources other than those normally available to those authorities.""
"There are many individuals, societies and groups across the globe researching the people of a community within the context of the place they live. The vision of this Society is to bring together those like-minded people and provide a platform for members to share good practice, ideas and methodology in one place, as well as promote the research being undertaken on their study area.
A charitable organisation founded in 2013 by six dedicated family and local historians from three continents, the Society is run by volunteers in order to advance the education of the public in one-place studies. Information and further advice is available to all, though members will have access to a wide range of enhanced benefits."
"This site is an extensive compendium of documentaries, in the form of interactive Google Maps on Historic Events. In a sense it is a library of maps that allow you to do much more than just watch and read. You get to digitally experience the event by finding and zooming in on the locations you read about in the related eBooks. You get to follow the explorer from location marker to location marker on almost a day-by-day basis. You get to see up close the actual ancient ruins, forts, and pyramids. Many of the maps have Google Earth KML files that enable you to digitally walk the map in 3D and experience the exploration for yourself.
Each explorer map location has a quote, and page reference, which validates the accuracy of each location, and/or a link to Wikipedia, or other online source, to educate you about what happened there. In addition, I provide you with an eBook link so you can read the explorer's own words describing the event, most of which are free.
Other map-linked resources include universities, various government agencies, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, Wikipedia, Jstor, the media, and other reliable resources that give this site a MozTrust domain rating of 8.7 out of 10. Unlike other Google Map oriented web sites that give you one plane crash or sunken ship at a time to download, this web site gives you as many as 200 locations in a single map."
The aim of the Great Migration Study Project is to compile comprehensive genealogical and biographical accounts of every person who settled in New England between 1620 and 1640. Between these years about twenty thousand English men, women, and children crossed the Atlantic to settle New England. For a century and a half genealogists have been studying these families, and thousands of books and articles have been published as a result.