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New Zealand papers on line

Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 70 publications from all regions of New Zealand.  http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ Latest additions to Papers Past (February 2012): … Continue reading

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Bradford Tithe maps

Bradford Family History Society http://www.bradfordfhs.org.uk has a an announcement on its website concerning a project it is working in collaboration with West Yorkshire Archives Service: “We are working with West Yorkshire Archive Service to make the tithe maps for our area,and their apportionments, … Continue reading

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UK National Inventory of War Memorials + Captain Robert Falcon Scott

We had a fascinating evening in Kendal last week listening to the account of Dr Edward Adrian Wilson, who, as well as acting as the party’s medical doctor, was a talented artist and naturalist. Wilson’s paintings survived the expedition and … Continue reading

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Photos from 1895 – the English Coast line

Scans of Round the Coast 1895 are freely available from Rosemary & Stan Rodliffeat http://www.thornburypump.co.uk/Coast1895/   They cover the coast of England and places in Yorkshire for which photos and commentaries are available are: Redcar, Staithes, Runswick, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough, … Continue reading

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If your ancestor went to New Zealand, you may wish to check FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org out, as it has just added 358,395 probate record images from 1878-1960. The records were created by local courts throughout New Zealand regions. An index is … Continue reading

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What’s New at Durham Records Online

1,000,000th Burial !!! Durham Records Online is celebrating the millionth burial going online! With the advent of the Stanley Cemetery collection, the count of burial records (church burials plus cemetery registers) passed the 1,000,000 mark. Here is burial number 1,000,000 (at Stanley … Continue reading

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Facebook and other social media and genealogy

There is a mistaken view that only young people are using Facebook but recent figures show it is moving into the mainstream. Only 14% of Facebook users are under the age of 24. Forty six per cent of Facebook users … Continue reading

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Publications of THE HARLEIAN SOCIETY

The Harleian Society is a registered charity first established in 1869 and later incorporated in 1902. The official objects of the Society are “the transcribing, printing and publishing of the heraldic visitations of counties, parish registers or any manuscripts relating to … Continue reading

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WhatWasThere photograph project

I’ve written before about the History Pin Project: http://www.historypin.com and now there is a similar website.  It states: ‘The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience … 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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