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:
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.
January 17, 2014
Lostcousins newsletter compares ancestry.com and findmypast for UK record searches see:
May 8, 2012
Freereg is attempting to do for Parish Records what FreeBMD does for Register Office information. Still early days so that the coverage is incomplete, in fact they welcome volunteers to assist with the work of compiling data. Worth a visit if you have UK interests.
April 30, 2012
For searchable burial, headstone and cemetery records for the UK and elsewhere see:
April 25, 2012
The Teachers’ Registrations on Find My Past give details of nearly 100,000 people who
taught in England and Wales between 1870 and 1948. More than half of whom
were women. For a free search go to:
April 24, 2012
If you think your ancestors may have moved from one parish to another in the same area, this freeware program helps you identify which parishes you should search.
Lots of features like search for adjacent parishes or those within a selected distance, also gives the Chapman codes.
April 18, 2012
At least for Canada the coverage is good at:
where I found:
For other countries the coverage is variable, England was very limited. However well worth checking and the search is easy to use. Results are displayed well and are free.
Don in Canada