Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

400th blog entry

This is my 400th blog entry outlining websites of interests to local and family historians including details of CUMPSTONs across the world.  Many thanks to those of you who have writen to me about items that have interested you. [See my photo of Cumpston Hill, … Continue reading

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The Durham Light Infantry websites

The aim of Durham Light Infantry.net is to collate information on the men who served with the 6th battalion of the Durham Light Infantry during World War One.  http://www.durhamlightinfantry.net/index.cfm There is also an excellent listing for the Durham Light Infantry … Continue reading

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Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for the year 1379 Yorkshire

Thanks to GENUKI you can read some details from the The Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journals (all pre 1900). The data is “signed”  J.G.  8th February, 1879. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/SubsidyRolls/YKS/SubsidyRolls1379Index.html GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to … Continue reading

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Quaker records in Ireland

A small collection of records from the Quakers in Ireland is now online at http://www.findmypast.ie. The site announces: Today we launch a small collection of Irish death records from the Quaker Annual Monitor 1849. The Quaker Annual Monitor 1849, or … Continue reading

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Hidden History of WWI in Wales

A project led by the National Library of Wales in partnership with the libraries, special collections, and archives of Wales has received £500,000 in funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) for mass digitisation of primary sources relating to World War … Continue reading

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Deceased on line website

185,000 records from five cemeteries and one crematorium managed by Cheshire West and Chester Council in North West England are now on the Deceased Online website.  They date back to 1850 and include war graves. (Pre-1953 records for Overleigh Cemetery … Continue reading

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Search Royal Naval seamen

News from The National Archives | February 2012.  You can search and download over 600,000 service records for most ratings who joined the Royal Navy between 1853 and 1923. These records can tell you about your ancestor’s birth, their physical … Continue reading

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The online Domesday book

http://domesdaymap.co.uk  Do have a look at this interactive map of the Domesday Book. This is the first free online copy of Domesday Book. The site was built as a non-profit project by Anna Powell-Smith, using data created by  Professor J.J.N. … Continue reading

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Researching seamen and their ships

There are two excellent lists for those with mariner ancestors. The Mariners List (seamen and their ships) offers a mailing list with many knowledgeable members able to offer advice and their own research. http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/MarinersList.html The Ships List (passengers and emigration) … Continue reading

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