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. and findmypast UK records comparison.

January 17, 2014

Lostcousins newsletter compares and findmypast for UK record searches see:

UK Parish Records

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.

Another Cemetery Site

April 30, 2012

For searchable burial, headstone and cemetery records for the UK and elsewhere  see:

Ancestor a teacher?

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:

Parish finder for UK

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.

Death date search

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

Bedggoods and much more

March 2, 2012

For an attractive and well organized website with a major BEDGGOOD Tree and much more, view:

Especially notable are the numerous links to other sites of Family History interest.

Jenny Kerr lived in Tasmania for many years, but has now moved to New South Wales, Australia.

UK War and other records for B__GOODs

October 19, 2011

Don BEDGOOD found BIDGOODs in this major site which is free and searchable:

Well worth a visit.