Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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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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