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A new feature has been added to Forebears – maps showing the distribution of surnames in Ireland & Northern Ireland. The maps can be found at the bottom of each
Forebears are currently undertaking a project to transcribe one Kelly's Directory published around 1900 for each county in England and South Wales. In the absence of a
A tireless researcher of families from the Shropshire-Montgomeryshire border recently acquired a private census collated by an owner of land in Alberbury, Cardeston,
A transcription of 1,650 Roman Catholic marriages. These records may list the names of relatives.
An index to over 8,000 names appearing on monuments in 128 graveyards in counties Mayo & Galway. Linked to transcriptions of the memorials.
A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.
This rare surname is derived from the name of a male ancestor – Padarn, a Welsh forename meaning 'fatherly', adopted from the Latin, Paternus. The 'Up-' prefix gives this surname as undoubtedly Welsh.
This rare English surname arises from two sources: 1. a parish in Hampshire, Colmore or Colmer; 2. from the township of Colemere, Ellesmere parish, in Shropshire. It is locational, thus it arises from a family who lived at one of the aforementioned ...
Breese is a Welsh patronymic surname. Before surnames were common in Wales, people were known by patronyms - that is by reference to their male ancestors. For example, Gruffydd ap Helyin ab Owain, means Gruffydd, son of Heylin, son of Owain ...