England Births and Christenings – Fee or Free

England Births and Christenings 1538-1975 is a popular record collection available at subscription sites like FindMyPast, Ancestry, and MyHeritage. It's an excellent finding aid for locating parish records from England. But there's also a free version available at FamilySearch. This is an index-only collection, meaning it contains an extraction of the original record and your search won't link to images of the original records. This is also not a complete record of all births and christenings in England (not every location and time period is included). When you search for a name, you'll potentially find: Name Father's first and last name Mother's first name Year of birth Date of baptism Place of baptism FHL film number/GSU film number (microfilm of the original record) You'll still want to see the original birth/christening record and one way to do this will be to order the associated film number and view it at a local…
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Kinpoint.com for Free Family Tree Checks

  Kinpoint.com is a new website that offers free family tree analysis of FamilySearch family trees. Kinpoint has free services as well as premium services. Free services include checks to verify vital information is properly recorded for each person in your tree. Kinpoint puts a yellow circle by a person's name if there is any vital information that needs to be properly sourced: a death location is missing, a birthdate, etc. For LDS users Kinpoint also looks for any ordinance work that still needs to be done for ancestors in your tree. Kinpoint's premium services include looking for possible problems in your tree, like a parent born after the birth of a child, and they have source hints and matches that can help you find more documentation for people in your tree. Work done in Kinpoint updates into your FamilySearch tree reducing the need for duplicate work. I have several trees on different sites and one on my home computer but was surprised to see that my free Fa…
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Make Free Printable Family Trees at TreeSeek.com

 #FamilyHistoryMonth You can create free printable family trees at TreeSeek.com.   With your free FamilySearch account OR by downloading and importing a GEDCOM file* from any family tree site or with any family tree software, you can create free, printable family trees. (I edited mine to remove the first few generations but you get the idea.)   TreeSeek.com has several options for printable trees including colored fan charts, black and white fan charts, name clouds, and more.   If you have a FamilySearch account (free) you can login with your FamilySearch login and TreeSeek will pull data from your FamilySearch account.   If you don't have a FamilySearch account you can opt to have TreeSeek import your GEDCOM file by selecting "Try Now" at the "We now support creating charts with a GEDCOM file" prompt.* After TreeSeek has made your tree you can download it to your computer or thumb drive/USB drive and print it. The trees are beautiful to display b…
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