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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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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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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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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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Saint-Omer and the British Connection by Richard Cumpston Jones

I would love to make contact with Richard Cumpston Jones.  Can anyone help?  He also wrote to the Telegraph in 2004 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/movinghouse/3324029/Lives-on-the-line.html He graduated from St David’s University College, Lampeter in 1991 with a degree in Classical Studies and after … Continue reading

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Untold Lives: Sharing stories from the past – The British Library

Image via Wikipedia The British Library has launched a new blog, Untold Lives: Sharing stories from the past.  They hope to inspire new research and encourage enjoyment, knowledge and understanding of the British Library and its collections. In addition to stories … Continue reading

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Old London Maps

For anyone with London links (or who just loves maps), here is a link to some stunning old maps, free to personal researchers. A couple of them are searchable, and the set covers four centuries.  http://mapco.net/london.htm There are currently 73 … Continue reading

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‘Locating London’ – new website

An interesting feature on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme today discussed a new online web project, Locating London http://www.locatinglondon.org It “allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map … Continue reading

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: A Grim Almanac of Georgian London

Another new book is by Graham Jackson & Cate Ludlow and due to be published on 9th January 2012, £14.99 978-0-7524-6170-0 Image by Dr Max via Flickr It outlines a day-to-day catalogue of dreadful deeds, brutal murders and strange occurrences from … Continue reading

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Historical street & pub history directory

http://deadpubs.co.uk/  The Historical street and Pub history directory of London, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Middlesex, Suffolk, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Devon and Dorset.  This historical street & Pub history directory is built around the historical Pubs and churches. It … Continue reading

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