Monday, 21 September 2009

Brilliant genealogy browser toolbar from Manchester

Manchester and Lancashire FHS has launched a genealogy browser toolbar that provides direct links to the most useful British genealogical sites for family historians. It is by far the best freebie I have come across all year.

Amongst the records directly linked for Scotland are the ScotlandsPeople site, the National Library of Scotland, the National Archives of Scotland, the ScotFamTree discussion forum, SCAN, SCRAN, the Statistical Accounts for Scotland, Discover my Past Scotland magazine and more. There are also sections for Ireland, England, Wales, Archives, BMD and more. They've even kindly linked to this blog, so a handy way to instant access all the latest Scottish news and events!

I would strongly urge people to download it - it can be easily uninstalled if you are not happy, but believe me, you will be! The download is freely available from and takes just seconds to install.

Also, don't forget to check out MLFHS's Scottish Strays marriage index section for Scots who married in England - a very handy database located in the Anglo-Scottish section of the site (half way down the right side of the home page).

Thanks to Ken and the team for a brilliant innovation!

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Ina said...

I love this toolbar.


Chris Paton said...

Isn't it brilliant?!

And they happily take suggestions for additional sites to feature - I've already successfully had a few added, including the NAS and SCRAN sites!