Thursday, 17 September 2009

Family History Fairs

We spent last weekend in the North East of England for the National Family History Fair in Gateshead on Saturday. The fair was very busy, loads of visitors, loads of cars, too little car parking spaces and a football match in the Stadium on Saturday afternoon. We met lots of new and existing customers and as always heard interesting stories about their quest to search their ancestors.

This fair saw the launch of One Stop Genealogy’s Gift Pack which was received very well. As usual our best seller was the English Ancestors of the One Stop Website List for Genealogists, although in Gateshead the Irish & Scottish versions were also popular. Also magazines took CD’s to review so look out for those in the coming months.

The next visit for One Stop Genealogy is the Hampshire Genealogical Society Open Day in Horndean on Sunday. We will of course be selling out One Stop Website List CD’s along side the Gift packs, a variety of family tree charts at very competitive rates and hope to launch out Children’s Gift pack which has be specially designed to encourage children to take an interest in their own family tree.

Parish Records Online
“The births, deaths and marriages of millions of Londoners spanning nearly half a millennium have been posted on the internet by, the genealogy website.
The records cover the years 1539 to 1980 and include the burial records of many of the 100,000 people who died in the capital during the Great Plague of 1665-6.
The website hopes that the collection will allow the estimated 33 million Britons with ancestors who lived in or passed through London to trace their roots - whether to the City's slums or its more affluent suburbs.
The records, which parishes began compiling on the orders of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's Vicar General, are the only way to trace the key events in the lives of people before 1837, when births, deaths and marriages began to be registered centrally.
Dan Jones, international content director at, said: "Official records were not kept by the government until Civil Registration in 1837, which makes these parish records essential for tracing anyone who was born, married or died in London before the 19th century. ” Telegraph 6th September 2009

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The best of both

Exciting news!! One Stop Genealogy have teamed together with Maxbal Genealogy to bring you the best of both of their products in the form of a Family Tree Gift Set.
The gift set includes an six generation A3 Heirloom sticker chart in full colour and a One Stop Website List for Genealogists CD-ROM all for £9.99.
So what is an Heirloom Sticker Chart?

Maxbal Genealogy describe this unique chart as follows:

"Our Heirloom system is based on a range of full colour charts and fully transparent stickers. You write or print your information on to the stickers before transferring them to the chart so no more mistakes. It really is that simple.

A chart displaying 6 generations in our unique double bow tie format - a total of 63 individuals. Every chart is supplied with a sheet of 65 transparent stickers. The charts are A3 (420 x 297 mm) size and printed on 160 gsm heavyweight coated paper for outstanding colour reproduction and are ready for framing."

And what is on the CD-ROM?

The One Stop Website List for Genealogists in the Ultimate CD-Rom Directory containing hundreds of FREE Genealogical Websites to help you trace your English ancestors.

Organised into counties for ease of use and includes hundreds of FREE websites relating to your genealogical research including free to view parish record & census transcripts, immigration & migration, maps, cemetery inscriptions, old newspapers & trade directories.

An essential buy for all genealogists, both experienced and beginners,who want to use the Internet to trace their ancestors.

The CD-ROM's are also available for Irish, Scottish, Welsh and European & Russian ancestors.

"The information on this CD has been well researched and is useful for whatever stage of research you are at. I came across sites I hadn't heard of before" Practical Family History

"well worth investing in a copy" Your Family Tree

"its easy-to-navigate format trumps printed guides" Who Do You Think You Are?

The new Gift Pack will be launched at the National Family History Fair in Gateshead on Saturday. For information on the other fairs and events One Stop Genealogy will be attending click here.

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