Mocavo data site.

February 8, 2014

 

The Mocavo pay site contains a very mixed bag of data, mainly  from USA, UK and Canada, and ranging from Revolutionary War records to the present. You can search for your names without payment and see a short version of the source which you could then follow up on Mocavo or elsewhere.

A quick search for our B__GOOD names found:

Bidgood   3469

Bedgood   1880

Bedggood   195

Bitgood      697

This suggests that their data is limited but they do seem to have accessed some unusual sources, so worth a visit if not a subscription.

http://www.mocavo.ca/search?plus_lname%5B%5D=bitgood&start=0&limit=10


Australian Deaths

February 6, 2014

The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers at:

http://www.ryersonindex.com/

The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries.

A quick search on B__ good names found:

Bidgood 87

Bedggood 4

Bedggood 60

 


Ancestry.com and findmypast UK records comparison.

January 17, 2014

Lostcousins newsletter compares ancestry.com and findmypast for UK record searches see:

http://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters/jan14news.htm#Choosing


B__GOOD Notes 2013 in review

January 4, 2014

By courtesy of wordpress:

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


WorldVitalRecords offer.

December 29, 2013

If you are thinking of trying World Vital Records as a data source they have a special offer at:

https://www.worldvitalrecords.com/checkoutpromo.aspx?lead=email&leadtc=wvr201312m

The reviews suggest this rapidly expanding site  is becoming an alternative to ancestry.com for N. American and possibly U.K. data.


Forebears are worth a visit.

December 2, 2013

http://forebears.co.uk/ is an intriguing mix of links to data sources, distribution maps and meanings of a surname. It appears to be under development: a search on BIDGOOD shows what the impressive end product might look like, while the rest of our B__GOOD names were very incomplete. Well worth checking out especially if you have ancestors in the U.K. and Ireland. Results for other countries were very variable but hopefully will improve with time.


Devon Wills Free Search

September 27, 2013

The Devon Wills Project 1312-1891 is fully searchable for FREE online at:

http://www.origins.net/NationalWills/Search/devon/searchdevonwills.aspx

A quick check turned up:

BIDGOOD 127

BEDGOOD and BEDGGOOD 0.