Tuesday, March 13, 2012

City of London burials

For information on the City of London Cemeteries City of London Cemeteries
New search the burial registers online

Old Maps Online

The Old Maps Online portal will help you to discover web sites containing historical online maps. Several British and Scottish sites are linked. For example the David Rumsey collection includes 30,000 historical maps. The collection focuses on North America and South America although other countries are represented.
In 2012 Old Maps Online will be adding additional collections from around the world.
Old Maps Online

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mercantile Navy List & Trinity House pilots

An interesting selection of books are available online at books.Google.com. A series of Naval books with lists of officers and officials are available to read and search online. The following title included a detailed listing of Trinity House pilots for 1857. Mercantile Navy List and Appendage to the Commercial Code for All Nations by JH Brown.  The details include the names of the channel or place the pilot was licensed to work and the draught of the vessel they could pilot.

New Zealand Cemeteries

If you are looking for a cemetery in New Zealand this page will get you started. Local Government Online has a detailed list of cemeteries, photos and links to online databases. New Zealand Cemeteries

Friday, March 2, 2012

Welsh Parish Registers

 The latest release from findmypast.co.uk includes 4 million Welsh parish registers. The baptism & marriage registers range from 1538-1926 & burials to 2007. The following areas are covered Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Glamorganshire. Records for other counties will be added in the future. Welsh Parish Records

Greenwich In-Pensioner Register

The Asplin Military Resource is is an interesting web site for the person with an interest in Victorian British military history.  An index to the register of in-patients at Greenwich is also available for the years 1824-1853. The index gives name, age, birthplace and last residence. The register is held by the National Archives.
Greenwich Register
Details of campaign medals along with a variety of nominal rolls can also be viewed.