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Waton's Almanack & Wilson's Dublin Directory

The following is a list of the The Gentleman and Citizen's Almanack and Wilson's Dublin Directory available online. Copies of earlier editions can be purchased from Amazon,

Posted by: David Hopkins on 18 Nov 2014

World Surname Distribution Maps Beta

Forbears have released a new mapping facility that plots the incidence of surnames throughout the world. The data has been compiled from a database of 1,587,475,724 people,

Posted by: David Hopkins on 15 Sep 2014

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Posted by: David Hopkins on 28 Jul 2014

Bassenthwaite History

A short history of Bassenthwaite, including contemporary photographs and a map.

Filed under: Histories on 3 Jun 2014

Beetham History

A short history of Beetham, including contemporary photographs and a map.

Filed under: Histories on 3 Jun 2014

US Free Genealogical Data Search Engine

A search engine that covers over 2.5 million pages of vital records, family trees, biographies and other genealogical resources.

Filed under: Reference on 18 Sep 2014


The origin of the name comes from Anschetil who took his name from his manor of Houby, Leicestershire in the 11th century and became de Houby. It was phoneticised in the 14th century to Juby. In the United States there exists an unrelated family ...

Prevalent in: Ipswich, Suffolk


The Timewell surname, in common with many English surnames that end in -well, refers to a someone who lived near a well where (in this case) THYME bushes grew. Early spellings (easily found, especially in Devon records) were Tymewell; before ...

Prevalent in: Halifax, Yorkshire


This surname is derived from the parish of Chelmorton, Derbyshire. Its bearers gained the surname on account of living there and were minor land-owners. As the concentration of the family moved to Lancashire by the 16th century, the rendering ...

Prevalent in: Manchester, Lancashire