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Masters and Mates Certificates for Great Britain 1850 – 1927

One of the reasons I was keen to renew my Ancestry membership was because the organisation has just released a new collection of Masters and Mates certificates for Great Britain from 1850-1927, as sourced from The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. … Continue reading

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London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 and UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007

Two big releases from Ancestry – the London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 and UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007. Here’s some blurb from the site: About London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921  http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2056 This database … Continue reading

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School registers

Ancestry has added School registers, which give an amazing amount of family information. London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1938 This is a collection of School Admission and Discharges for schools in London. This collection contains more than a million … Continue reading

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New Dorset UK records added to Ancestry

In addition to adding London electoral registers a couple of days ago, Ancestry http://www.ancestry.co.uk   has also added electoral registers for Dorset, covering the period 1839-1922. The collection has been sourced from Dorset History Centre. To view the collection visit http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2167 … Continue reading

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Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers 1681 – 1925

Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers 1681 – 1925 were launched this week on  http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2052 I found John CAMPSON admitted on 7th July 1702.  Master’s Name William Brown.  Father’s name George CAMPSON. Carolul COMPSON admitted 1712 Father’s name Johanis COMPSON . Edward … Continue reading

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West Yorkshire Parish Records on Ancestry

        West Yorkshire, England, Births  and Baptisms, 1813-1906 are now available at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2252&bm=W Images:  229,736 Records:  2,029,438 West Yorkshire, England, Marriages  and Banns, 1813-1921 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2253&bm=W    Images:  473,388 Records:  2,185,089 West Yorkshire, England, Deaths  and Burials, 1813-1997 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2254&bm=W  Continue reading

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NEW – British Postal Service Appointments Books 1737-1969

Ancestry has just released a new database British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 which covers people who worked for the telephone service as well http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1933  Post Office: Staff nomination and appointment, 1831- 1969. Microfilm, POST 58, 80 rolls. British Postal Museum and … Continue reading

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National Probate Calendar 1861-1941 free until 8th July

 Ancestry.co.uk has made the company’s exclusive National Probate Calendar, 1861-1941, completely free to everybody until 8th July. You can search the indexes to see where and when your ancestors died, see the original records to discover how much they left … Continue reading

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Non-Conformist Registers 1694 – 1921 for London

Non-Conformist Registers 1694 – 1921 for London are now online at http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1906

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Herbert CUMPSTONE to Connecticut USA

ON 4th April I received a message from  aalstone@hotmail.com saying: ‘My Great grandfather re-located from  a coal district in England to Connecticut, USA. He lived well into his 90’s. Had 5 sons, Robert, a pilot who was shot down in WWII, Francis, … Continue reading

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