BMD's

Parish chests

What is a parish chest? A parish chest is just what it sounds like, a chest or strongbox in which the parish registers were kept. Some records exist from as early as the 16th century, Read more…

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BMD's

My own family tree

I thought I would tell you a little about my own family tree. I have been tracing my family tree since the 1980’s. I was always curious from where my family name SIMCOATES came. It Read more…

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DNA

Genetic Genealogy testing

Genetic genealogy is quite confusing but I think it is worth it. I haven’t tried it yet, but I am looking into genetic genealogy testing at the moment, so I thought I would share my Read more…

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Build your family tree

Freebmd.org.uk

Freebdm.org.uk is a fantastic site for getting all your UK BMD’s for free. What are bmd’s? Bmd’s are birth, marriage and death records that are usually searchable. Freebmd.org.uk is the best one for the England Read more…

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