Category: Genealogy

Northamptonshire FHS – Footprints

The August 2015 edition of Footprints includes an update on Nonconformists in Northamptonshire. Sources for researching Nonconformists in Northamptonshire by Graham Ward The Northamptonshire Family History Society have published a booklet written by myself as a guide to the multitude of resources available when researching nonconformist history and family connections.  Details are available here, together […]

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Vorley family of Market Harborough

Thomas Vorley of Market Harborough (1803-1847) was the son of Samuel Vorley (1766-1821). Samuel was born in Great Addington, Northamptonshire, and was a clockmaker. Samuel Vorley’s burial in 1821 at Great Addington records him as a weaver and clockmaker. I have not found any information to indicate when Samuel became a clockmaker or if he […]

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XL to Ged

XL to Ged is a simple online tool by Orba Design. Thant converts basic data for a list of names into a Gedcom file. The data is entered in a an Excel template and saved as a CSV file. Details of the process are here where you can download the templates. There are two formats of […]

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Family Historian

The genealogy program Family Historian includes a useful “plugin” that enables the direct import of person and relationship data into a new database. The main Family Historian product (which I personally recommend) can be obtained here, including a free trial (although plugins do not work with the free trial). Details of the additional free plugin […]

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cvbFT Family Tree database

cvbFT might be a strange name but is is an Excel based  family tree program.  It has the ability to import from Gedcom  and export to Gedcom.  Being Excel based this means that it is possible to enter data directly into the worksheets and generate a Gedcom file from scratch. There are two versions  one for […]

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1851 Religious Census returns

The orginal returns are now available for free, by download from the National Archives DocumentsOnline service.  Some knowledge of the geographical and administrative boundaries in1851 is helpful to locate these records.  There are 623 bundles of records organised by Registration districts within Counties.  The process of accessing them is a little convoluted the first time, but stick with […]

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Excel to Gedcom conversion

If you have been researching your Family History for some time, the chances are you will have amassed a quantity of family data on a spreadsheet. Now the time has come and you really want to et it into your favourite genealogy software program. See the related pages links for thirteen methods of converting an Excel […]

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Gramps

Gramps is an excellent, open source (free) genealogy program.  It is primarily a Linux solution, but don’t let this put you off as it is available for several other operating systems including Mac OS X.  There is also a Portable Windows version described here http://www.ormus.info/archives/278-Portable-Gramps-Genealogy-in-your-Pocket.html which can be run from a USB stick.  You can also […]

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GEDaRHIZ

GEDaRHIZ is an French program developed by Jacques Louvel It is described in English here http://pagesperso-orange.fr/jacques.louvel/chrest/gedarhiz_eng.htm To obtain a copy of the Excel workbook you need to subscribe to the program’s Yahoo Group http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/gedarhiz/ The program is free and is documented in English and French. © 2009 – 2016, Graham Ward. All rights reserved.

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TransGed

Here is a French program TransGed which can be downloaded here http://www.visuged.org/chargetg.php3 © 2009 – 2014, Graham Ward. All rights reserved.

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