Category Archives: Research resources

‘The Story of Brough-under-Stainmore’ by Margaret Gowling

‘The Story of Brough-under-Stainmore’ by Margaret Gowling has just been published and I only got as far as the Foreword when I spotted Cuthbert Cumpston.  You can read more about him and his family on my website http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/brough-cumpstons/4533669886  Also if … Continue reading

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The Guild of One Name Studies – flexible membership

As a registered member of The Guild of One-Name Studies (www.one-name.org) I am pleased to announce that it has introduced flexible membership joining rates in six currencies. Image via Wikipedia This will enable new members to assess the benefits of the … Continue reading

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Facebook pages and hidden messages – warning

Many genealogists have Facebook pages and use them as a way to connect with others researching their ancestry. Image via CrunchBase This link has appeared on my Facebook page but I thought I would put it here as well in case there … Continue reading

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Colonial administration files to move to The National Archives (TNA) London

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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Great War Medal Collectors Companion

The following book from Naval and Military Press looks like it might be a useful companion for First World War research: Great War Medal Collectors Companion, by Howard Williamson Hard Back, 571 pages plus index. £60 Illustrated in full colour. … Continue reading

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IWM’s First World War Centenary Programme

http://www.1914.org/faces/ As part of the IWM’s First World War Centenary Programme, photographs from the Museum’s ‘Bond of of Sacrifice’ are being uploaded to the photo-sharing site Flickr in a set called ‘Faces of the First World War’. On Armistice Day … Continue reading

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RMS Titanic

100 years ago today the White Star Line announced the departure date for RMS Titanic‘s maiden voyage. The National Archives is holding a one-day conference at Kew to commemorate the centenary of RMS Titanic. The programme looks at all aspects … 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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The ranks for non-commissioned officers in the Uk

I’ve been asked about the ranks for non-commissioned officers: Lance-Corporal       Corporal Sergeant Staff Sergeant Warrant Officer class II Warrant Officer class I  Warrant Officer is considered a very senior position in the army and those holding the rank of Warrant Officer … Continue reading

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14th Century Gough map on line

The oldest surviving map of the British Isles has been digitally captured and turned into a Google Maps-style online resource. The 14th century Gough map is internationally-renowned as one of the earliest maps to show Britain in a geographically-recognizable form. Yet to … Continue reading

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