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Free Access to the Origins Network on July 4th

The Origins Network is offering free access to both British and Irish Origins on the 4th of July to celebrate US Independence Day. Free access to these two genealogy subscription sites will begin at 00.00GMT, July 4th, and will run until 08.00GMT on July 5th, 2006.

Datasets that can be searched on British Origins (http://www.britishorigins.com) include:

* Boyd's Marriage Index covering the whole of England (1538-1840)
* Marriage License Allegations (1694-1850)
* Wills (1700 - 1845)
* Probate records (1267- 1500 and 1383- 1883)
* London Apprentice records (1442-1850)
* Apprentice records covering the whole of Great Britain (1710-1774)
* Court Records ( 1574- 1714)
* Militia Attestations (1886-1910)
* Boyd's London Burials Index (1538-1853)
* Boyd's London Inhabitants
* Trinity House Petitions (1787- 1854)
* Teachers' Registrations (1870-1947)
* 1841 and 1871 England and Wales Censuses (Not all counties have yet been uploaded for the 1841 and 1871 Censuses, but these are being added on a monthly basis, beginning with 1841

Irish Origins (http://www.irishorigins.com) Collections include:

* Griffith's Valuation plus maps & plans (1847-1864) - often said by many genealogists to be the "census substitute" for mid-19th century Ireland
* Dublin City Census (1851)
* Dublin City Census (1901): Rotunda Ward
* Census of Elphin 1749
* William Smith O'Brien Petition 1848-9
* Irish 'strays' in England & Wales Census (1841 and 1871)
* Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858
* Militia Attestations Index 1872-1915
* Irish ports to USA 1890
* Dublin City 1847 Ordnance Survey Town Plans

In order to access this free day on Origins Network, just visit http://www.originsnetwork.com and click on the link to sign up or login.
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Thanks to Sally Rolls Pavia from the Candyman List for the following information:

The new second edition of Rose and Ingalls' Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy is out. So, the first edition is now available FREE online!

Go to http://www.idiotsguides.com/static/cs/us/603/pdf/IG_genealogy-ae.pdf and download it. [The file is BIG and it downloads immediately with no help from you so keep that in mind if you are on dialup]
If you have trouble getting to the site today, please don't email me. LOTS of people are probably downloading it so the site might be busy; just go back later or try tomorrow.

Renee's note: She's right the site is busy right now, just put it on your to-do list and check back later to download it.
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