Originally Posted by pinkypinky
2 threads to read:
Our introduction sticky
which has some suggestions on emigration
Thread written by our resident American expert
One excellent resource for the UK is the 1939 register (searchable on Findmypast, Ancestry and Familysearch). You search by name and birthdate, I recommend leaving off the year and just putting say 3rd Feb. People are sometimes off about their year of birth but are consistent with the rest.
US censuses up to 1940 are on the commercial sites too and gives places of birth.
Surprising that some of them wouldn't have died before 1966, which is the current cut-off for death records on www.irishgenealogy.ie
- you could always hit up the GRO and search death records after that point manually. They had promised 1967 online in November but clearly that hasn't happened.
Thanks a million for that.