Brightsolid

Sandy on January 28th, 2013

The following news release from brightsolid is about the launch of the 1905 Valuation Rolls on the ScotlandsPeople website. Images, case studies, background information and statistics for this launch can all be accessed at the ScotlandsPeople Media Website on January 31. The case studies contain interesting and quirky stories about famous Scots who appear in […]

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 The ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk website is celebrating  its 10th anniversary in September 2012. A copy of the news release follows: “Officially launched in mid-September 2002, ScotlandsPeople was one of the first genealogy sites to arrive on the web. The site now contains over 90 million digital records and corresponding images, and adds new sets of fully-searchable historical records […]

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Having written about British genealogy company brightsolid (poet e.e. cummings would love the use of lower case “b”) a couple of times recently I’m not surprised to be tapping out another post. My last entry was about their sponsorship of the currently active Rootstech conference and their imminent plans to enter the genealogy market here in […]

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Brightsolid owned by D.C. Thomson of Dundee, Scotland, is making news once again. The following announcement notifies readers that they are moving into the U.S. market and have hired D. Joshua Taylor one of our most successful genealogists who has featured twice on NBC’s Who Do You think You Are? As part of the move […]

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Many people don’t realize that Brightsolid is part of a very big organization. It’s actually owned by DC Thomson (the Thomson family), a huge and long established British company that can probably compared to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. DC Thomson has been in the publishing business for over  a 100 years. They publish The Courier […]

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Amy Sell of Findmypast.co.uk has released the following records: “WOMEN IN BUSINESS CELEBRATED IN NEWLY RELEASED RECORDS Fascinating Business Indexes released online Banned female author Radclyffe Hall of contentious novel The Well of Loneliness listed Celebrated British companies Cadburys, Barclays, Rolls Royce, Lyons, and Harrods all included Set against the backdrop of the early twentieth century, […]

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Sandy on May 5th, 2011

“Today sees the launch of findmypast Ireland, a joint venture between findmypast and Eneclann, the award-winning Irish history and heritage company. Findmypast Ireland will host the most extensive collection of Irish land records available anywhere online and will be a valuable resource for those 80 million people worldwide who claim Irish ancestry. Findmypast Ireland, which is […]

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