Daily Archives: October 29, 2011

World War II Unit histories and Officers

http://www.unithistories.com/ this website gives a huge amount of history about individuals in the war.   It includes people from all countries involved in fighting.  If you click on the tab ‘units’ or go to http://www.unithistories.com/units_index/default.asp?file=../units_index/units.asp  You can see a good listing … Continue reading

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Parish Map of England

A great site for the whole of England is http://maps.familysearch.org. The site not only helps you to locate a parish, but the dialog box gives Information, Jurisdictions & Options – which gives the ability for a radius search and lists … Continue reading

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More on UK mining history

http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/home/index.html Developed by Ian Winstanley this is the UK’s largest and most comprehensive website concerning the history of coalmining – including a searchable database of over 164,000 recorded accidents and deaths.  There are dozens of historical photos on site, and a … Continue reading

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Dorset UK Manorial Documents Register now online

The Federation of Family History Societies reports that the Dorset section of the Manorial Documents Register http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/  is now online. As well as the register there is also an online education pack. This is pitched at key stage 3 students … Continue reading

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Children and women working in the pits

Christine Amsden a friend from the Upper Dales Family History Group has some excellent data on the numbers and ages of children and women working in the lead mines in the Yorkshire Dales.    This wonderful photo is from http://www.mylearning.org/lead-mining-in-the-yorkshire-dales/images/1-548/ and shows … Continue reading

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