Monthly Archives: February 2012

30 Volumes of diaries

http://www.wynnesdiary.com/section_pages/editor/viewer_4.html Wynne’s Diary….Wynne kept a diary from 1895 until 1931…a total of 30 volumes.  Not all the diaries are online but those that are can be accessed through the timeline at the top of this page  http://www.wynnesdiary.com/diary_layout/wynneframeset.html These diaries are … Continue reading

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Colonial administration files

The UK Foreign Office is to transfer many overseas colonial administration files to the National Archives – from its website at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/publications-and-documents/colonial-administration/: The Foreign Office will be making available to the public a large collection of files from former British … Continue reading

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Freereg, FreeUKGEN, FreeCEN and FreeBMD

I’ve written before about Freereg http://www.freereg.org.uk/ but wanted to remind people about the sheer volume of records that can now be searched there and on the associated sites. The FreeREG database contains 3,298,045 Marriages, 9,153,460 Baptisms and 6,303,253 Burials. On Wed 1 Feb … Continue reading

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British Settlers in Natal 1824 – 1857

Since the 1960s historian Shelagh O’Byrne Spencer has been compiling biographies of the first wave of British settlers (the term ‘British’ encompasses English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh). Her project covers the approximately 2800 settlers that came to Natal, South Africa between … Continue reading

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List of Unclaimed Bona Vacantia Estates

I’m often asked for details of the website used by the Heir Hunters on British TV programmes.  You can access it at http://www.bonavacantia.gov.uk/output/estates-list.aspx which gives an excellent explanation of how the system works. The list details estates referred from 1 January 1997 onwards … Continue reading

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CUMPSTON, JAMES M. – Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 91st Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August to November 1864. Entered service at: ?. Birth:   Galia County, Ohio. Date of issue:   Unknown. Citation:   Capture of flag. This data was extracted … Continue reading

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