Sunday, June 17, 2007

EWGS Computer Class: United Kingdom Internet Sites

We are very lucky to have such a large number of gifted teachers in the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society. One of these is the charming Dolly Gorrod Webb, who taught yesterday's computer class for the society, on the topic of United Kingdom Internet sites. Dolly handed out a well-organized chart containing 22 sites (and two blogs) relating to genealogy in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. She listed the cost (many were free or had some free content), content, and her comments for each site. She explained that she did not include well-known sites (like, but wanted to highlight some of the lesser-known but quality-content ones. While I can't reproduce the chart here, I will provide the links below:
Dolly also mentioned that FindAGrave has had a lot of volunteers transcribing and photographing British tombstones, especially those of WWI veterans. And we discussed the Lost Cousins website as well. She thanked member Doris Woodward for her terrific timeline which explains what records were available during each historical period in the Britain Isles, and where they were kept. If you would like a copy of this timeline, please e-mail me (see my profile in the right-hand menu), and I will send you one.

Thank you, Dolly, for an interesting, informative, and well-researched class!

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