Tag Archives: History

‘We of the West Riding’ film

If you want 21 minutes of sheer delight watch this You Tube film called ‘We of the West Riding.’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WohhLX_YLlE It also covers the Dales and Skipton and is an absolute gem filmed in 1945. Watch for the 3 dales … Continue reading

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Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum have started adding photos of IWW soldiers to Flickr.  See http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperialwarmuseum/sets/72157629487462489/with/6797269742/ These images are amongst the first items collected by   IWM when it was founded in 1917 to record everybody’s experiences of the First World War.  In … Continue reading

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Search Royal Naval seamen

News from The National Archives | February 2012.  You can search and download over 600,000 service records for most ratings who joined the Royal Navy between 1853 and 1923. These records can tell you about your ancestor’s birth, their physical … Continue reading

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Great War Photos

This is an amazing new site – Military historian Paul Reed, a regular contributor to Your Family Tree magazine and to several BBC history productions, has launched a new blog entitled Great War Photos at http://greatwarphotos.wordpress.com . The blog will showcase … Continue reading

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UK National Archives podcast

The latest podcast from the UK National Archives is a talk by David Carpenter on a project to translate the original Latin fine rolls from the period of Henry III – these list payments made to secure royal favour. The … 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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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has relaunched its website at http://www.cwgc.org. As part of the new site the interface for the Search for War Dead page has been expanded – in addition to previous search parameters you can now also search … Continue reading

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More about the First World War nursing records at the National Archives

The National Archives has published 15,000 First World War nursing service records, on its Documents Online site at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/nursing.asp. You can view this photo and many others at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/prs-tpic/nurses/nrs-e8d.htm The records date from 1902-1922 and include details such as date … Continue reading

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Recommendation for a maritime researcher – Len Barnett

I would like to introduce you to an experienced freelance maritime researcher who I have used for my own research. Image via Wikipedia His research covers:- Civilian mariners in British service (mercantile, whaling, fishing & pilotage): c.1835 to c.1972 Royal Navy … 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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