Year: 2016

22 Nov, 2016

Oxford Dictionary of Family names in Britain and Ireland

This is a fabulous new resource from OUP – the result of a four year project resulting in the linguistic origins, history, and geographical distribution of 45,600 most frequent family names in Britain and Ireland. The print and online database, offers an explanation for all names from the very common to many rarer names with […]

21 Nov, 2016

New Genealogist of the Week – Elizabeth Walne

What started your interest in genealogy? I think for many of us the interest started as children and I am no exception. I was only eight or nine when I went with my family to find the tombs of some of my paternal ancestors in a small village in Norfolk. On one of the tombstones […]

14 Nov, 2016

New Genealogist of the Week – Jessica Feinstein

What started your interest in genealogy? When I was a very young child, my parents used to send me (and my sister and brother) on a plane to Johannesburg to stay with my father’s parents in our Christmas holidays. Of course it was summer there so we had a wonderful time swimming, getting sunburnt and […]

7 Nov, 2016

New Genealogist of the Week – Michael Tobias

What started your interest in genealogy? When my grandmother passed away in 1994 aged 94 my brothers and I realised that we actually knew very little about our family history and origins – and of course it was now too late to ask questions!  However we DID start to research and this coincided with the […]