Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

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March 18th, 2015

Faces from the asylum

Forced into a head brace, bound and held up by police officers, or sitting down with their eyes rolled back in their heads – these are the harrowing faces of mental illness in the Victorian era. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

February 25th, 2015

The hands of justice

With DNA and computer records, policing has come a long way in the last century. But one thing remains eerily similar – the humble mugshot. These 1880s photographs were among the first of their kind, showing a host of sepia-printed criminals staring into the camera and holding up their hands to show tattoos or missing […] Read more...

February 6th, 2015

Bring your past to life

Discover your Ancestors. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

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March 25th, 2015

The Gallipoli campaign was deemed a disaster, but the legend of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) has become a cornerstone of modern Australian culture

April 25, 2015, marks a pivotal moment in Australian history. It was on this day 100 years ago that the first Allied landings took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in an attempt to seize the Dardanelles and open a sea route to Constantinople (now Istanbul) that would enable Britain and her allies to establish a […] Read more...

March 24th, 2015

Dogs of war

Photographs capturing soldiers posing with the dogs that helped carry messages, detect enemy troops and simply provide comfort in the trenches while they were fighting during World War One have been found. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

March 23rd, 2015

From petty theft to murder

Their crimes were committed decades ago but these Edwardian crooks are as menacing as ever as they gaze out of their police mugshots taken way back at the turn of the 20th century. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

February 6th, 2015

Naturalisation case papers 1801-1870

These are naturalisation petitions completed by individuals applying to become British citizens between 1801 and 1871. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

November 18th, 2014

UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920

This collection contains records of people who served in WWI and were entitled to medals and awards. Records include details such as name, rank, unit, and possibly other service details. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

November 5th, 2014

Incredible collection of first ‘tabloids’ which reveal crimes and dying confessions of hanged 18th century convicts due to be sold at auction

An incredible collection of the earliest tabloid ‘newspapers’, which detail the shocking crimes and dying confessions of hanged 18th century convicts, are due to be sold at auction next week. The so-called ‘Execution Broadsides’ – which usually consisted of just a single sheet of paper – documented the gruesome and gory facts and rumours which […] Read more...

November 3rd, 2014

Lost archive that shows pitiful poverty of the real Artful Dodgers: Touching portraits of London’s Victorian street children taken by photographer who took up their plight

Their boots barely hang together. Their clothes are ragged hand-me-downs. And for most a hot bath is a distant memory. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...
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