Day: January 5, 2018

Genealogy Guys: New Sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists

The following was just received from our friends at Aha! Seminars.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tampa, Florida – January 5, 2018

Genealogy Guys Welcome New Sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists

Aha! Seminars, Inc., welcomes Legacy Tree Genealogists as a new sponsor of The Genealogy Guys Podcast and the Genealogy Connection podcast, effective immediately.

“We are very excited to welcome Legacy Tree Genealogists as a sponsor of both of our podcasts,” says George G. Morgan, president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. “They bring their outstanding proficiencies and value in professional client research to our global audience.”

The Genealogy Guys Podcast began in September 2005 and is the longest-running genealogical podcast. It is hosted by well-known genealogical speakers and authors George G. Morgan and Drew Smith. The Genealogy Connection podcast was added in June 2016 hosted by Drew Smith with interviews with genealogy experts in the fields of research, lecturing, writing and publishing, software development, and related areas. The Genealogy Guys Podcast and the Genealogy Connection podcast are produced by Aha! Seminars, Inc. (http://ahaseminars.com), a provider of continuing education and consulting services. The podcasts are free and can be accessed at http://genealogyguys.com, through RSS subscription, and through iHeartRadio and TuneIn.

Legacy Tree Genealogists (http://www.legacytree.com) is the world’s highest client-rated genealogy research firm. Founded in 2004 and based in Salt Lake City near the LDS Family History Library, the company has developed a network of professional researchers globally with access to repositories holding the whole range of genealogical records. The Legacy Tree team works for clients worldwide to help break down “brick walls”. Their specialists also provide expert DNA analysis to help connect clients with ancestral origins and genetically-related family. 

FindMyPast Fridays

There are 1,499,920 new “FindMyPast” records to search this week!
Middlesex, Brompton Cemetery Records
OVER 645,000 RECORDS Search through thousands of records from one of one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. Each result includes both a transcript and image of the original document digitised from the original register held by the National Archives. Records may reveal your ancestor’s death year, age at death, residence and burial date.
England, Cheshire School Records, 1782-1950 
OVER 423,000 RECORDS
Were your ancestors educated in the English county of Cheshire? Search records covering more than 120 schools across the county to discover your ancestor’s birth date, residence, father’s name, the name of their school and years attended. 
British Army, British Red Cross Society Volunteers 1914-1918 
OVER 243,000 RECORDS
Discover your Red Cross ancestor’s name, birth year, rank and service history with a collection of records from the British Red Cross website. Additional information about the records, including images of original VAD cards, can be found on the source website. 
Mississippi, Tippah County Records 1836-1923 Image Browse 
OVER 115,000 RECORDS
Browse through records related to deeds, chattel deeds (personal property), and probate case files from Mississippi’s Tippah County Courthouse. The records will provide the names of grantors and testators, residences, names of witnesses, and dates of transactions. 
Ireland Military Pensions and Medals 1916-1922 
OVER 52,000 RECORDS
Learn about the service history of ancestors who served during the Easter Rising or the War of Independence as a member of the Óglaigh na hÉireann, National Army, Irish Republican Army, Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, or Cumann na mBan
ADDITIONAL RECORDS FOR EXISTING SETS
Greater London Burial Index 
New records: 19,619
Total records: 1,690,022 
Covering: Over 300 Anglican and non-conformist parishes across Greater London 
Discover: Birth year, death year, burial date, occupation, religious denomination, address, and burial location 
FACTS AND FINDS
————————————————————————————————————————–

Designed by Benjamin Baud, Brompton Cemetery was opened in June, 1840. Opened by the West London and Westminster Cemetery Company in response to the shortage of burial spaces in London, it’s one of seven large cemeteries surrounding the capital city, known as the Magnificent Seven, established by private companies. Located on the western border of Chelsea and Kensington. Many notable figures have been buried in the cemetery over the years, many of whom can be found in the records, including: 
  • Sir Henry Cole – An inventor and civil servant, Cole is credited with introducing the world to the first commercial Christmas card in 1843. 
  • Emmeline Pankhurst – The Pankhurst family were leaders of the women’s suffragette movement. Emmeline died in June 1928, a short time before women were given equal voting rights. 
  • Long Wolf – A Native American Chief, Long Wolf died while touring with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. His body was later exhumed and reinterned at Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The records show that the burial plot originally belonged to William Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill. 
  • Henry Augustus ‘Gus’ Mears – The founder of Chelsea Football Club. 
  • General Michał Tadeusz Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski – The founder of the Polish resistance movement during the Second World War. After the war, the Polish General settled in England and became the General Inspector of the Armed Forces of the Polish forces in exile.
————————————————————————————————————————–
COMING SOON…
Next week’s update will include more UK vital records as well as new US additions covering Missouri and Connecticut. 
 
Don’t Forget

To like our Facebook page for daily updates from the wonderful world of genealogy and free advice from leading experts.