Daily Archives: February 19, 2012

Was your ancestor a brushmaker in the UK?

If your great grandfather was a brushmaker, you may find this site of interest to you. http://www.brushmakers.com/  The SBD is a Historical Society/ Family History Society that specialises in the brush/broom making trades and those who have worked therein for the past few … Continue reading

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Cornwall on-line Parish Clerks

This site provides genealogy information for researchers FREE OF CHARGE Access Parish Index for individual Parish information and the email addresses of OPCs Search the database (C-PROP) of Parish Register transcriptions for all of Cornwall Use other searches for non-conformist records, certificate data, voters … Continue reading

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Great War Photos

This is an amazing new site – Military historian Paul Reed, a regular contributor to Your Family Tree magazine and to several BBC history productions, has launched a new blog entitled Great War Photos at http://greatwarphotos.wordpress.com . The blog will showcase … Continue reading

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Picture of life in 1911 completed – remaining 1911 Census records on line

Findmypast issued the following press release and included some fascinating new data: The ‘infirmities’ column is released online for the first time, detailing people’s health conditions ‘Lunatic’  and ‘imbecile’ popularly used, reflecting a different kind of society Unusual  entries: ’old age’, ‘voteless’, ‘bald’ … Continue reading

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UKNIWM

The UK National Inventory of War Memorials is compiling a record of all UK war memorials to promote their appreciation, use and preservation. It holds information about over 60,000 UK war memorials, including details of their location, design and history. You can … Continue reading

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Diary of debauchery

If you are interested in the journeys taken by our relatives when they emigrated take a look at this story of the trip to Australia! http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/diary-of-debauchery-in-colonial-australia/story-e6frea83-1226238978924

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Sailors, storms and science: how Royal Navy logbooks help us understand climate change

This is one of my favourite podcasts from the UK National Archives published 10 Sep 2010   Sailors, storms and science: how Royal Navy logbooks help us understand climate change. Dr Dennis Wheeler, from the University of Sunderland, discusses the use of … Continue reading

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Another podcast from the UK National Archives

The National Archives‘ latest podcast features a talk entitled Anxiety, Dread and Disease: British Ports 1834-1870, given by Sarah Hutton at TNA’s diversity week last November. To access, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/british-ports.htm. The introduction states ‘As Britain’s status as the ‘workshop of the world’ grew, … Continue reading

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Somerset UK Parish Records on line

You can view the Somerset Heritage Centre’s parish record holdings at http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/  then select “online catalogue & index” from the menu .  You then have to click through to “Parish Summaries” . What is really worth browsing though are their 1200 historic … Continue reading

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UK National Archives podcast

The latest podcast from the UK National Archives is a talk by David Carpenter on a project to translate the original Latin fine rolls from the period of Henry III – these list payments made to secure royal favour. The … Continue reading

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