Genealogists with UK roots recently got two new online research tools:
Familyrelatives.org <www.familyrelatives.org> joined the crowd of fee-based Web sites that offer UK civil-registration indexes. The pay-per-view database site has images of all indexes for 1866 to 2002, with transcriptions for 1866 to 1920 and 1984 to 2002 — covering more than 300 million English and Welsh births, marriages and deaths.
Register for free to search the transcribed indexes by surname, first name (called a forename on the search form), spouse’s name, year, quarter-year and locality. Viewing most record information costs two “units” — you can buy 60 units for $10 and must use them within 30 days.
Want to read all about your 19th-century Scottish ancestors? The Scotsman newspaper has expanded its digital archive <archive.scotsman.com> to include every issue from 1817 to 1950. You can search the full text by keyword and date, and narrow your search to articles, pictures or advertisements.
From the August 2005 Family Tree Magazine