Niall's Historic Data Links


Niall's Societies Links

    Connected to Edinburgh? Lived there? Relations from there? Interested in Photography? If the answer to any of these is yes, then you must visit this site. It's brilliant!
Scottish Maps
    On line maps of Scotland, Scottish Counties, Towns, Coasts and much more! From 1560!!!
Measuring Worth
    Adam Rankine died in Dumfries in 1859 and and when his belongings were inventoried the total was 2268 6s 3d.
But how much is that actually??
That's what this site is for, I entered the amount that I wanted to check, the start year and the end year and clicked the button . Presto it calculates the value.
And in my case the answer was 1,530,000.00! calculated using the rise in average earnings. Pity I didn't get any of it, it was a bit before my time.

Currency Converter
    The National Archives Currency Converter
The same example as above gives a value of 132,764.33
I think I prefer the Measuring Worth site 

Victorian Occupations
    A collection of the occupations or job descriptions of the people living in London in the 1890's.  Most of the descriptions are fairly self explanatory.

Scottish Occupations
    The occupations and daily work of our Scottish ancestors have changed as trades, industries and professions have come and gone over hundreds of years.
This site has a list and description of about 500 unusual occupations, jobs and work found on 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th century records, Census returns, and gravestone inscriptions in Scotland

Cindi's List
    An amazing site with MASSES of  links to everything you can think of to do with Genealogy.


Niall's General Links

Family Search
    This site is the first stop on the Internet for researching the OPRs (Old Parish Records or Old Parochial Records). This site is run by the L.D.S. and is the result of a massive project they carried out to computerise all the U.K. parish records. The big plus for this site is that it's free. However, a word of warning, data such as this is only as good as the person who transcripted the information, and like all humans the transcribers are fallable.
Hugh Wallis's Genealogical Web Sites
    Hugh uses the same data as Family Search above but presents it differently and allows different searches.
Scotland's People
    If you have Scottish relatives then this is a must have site. It's the officially sanctioned Scottish Government Site. It contains access to ALL the Scottish Births, Deaths and Marriages, Censuses, Wills, Testaments, Coats of Arms and Catholic Parish that are legally available on line.
    FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers). To search the records that have so far been transcribed by FreeBMD click on the Search button below
    This project aims to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns.
    Our objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K. FreeREG is a companion project to FreeBMD (a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837) and FreeCEN (a database of census information).
Irish Censuses
    Census of Ireland 1901/1911
The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage.