Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2004

Family Records Centre Factsheet Tracing Missing Persons

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

This factsheet is aimed at those who have lost trace of someone in the recent past, usually a relative. It is not intended for those tracing long lost ancestors or for adopted persons. (more…)

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Treasures of the National Archives

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

Black Book of Taymouth, 1598-1648.
This volume outlines the genealogy of the Campbells of Glenorchy, who later became earls and marquesses of Breadalbane. It chronicles their acquisition of lands in the area around Loch Awe, Glenorchy and Loch Tay. It was commissioned by and dedicated to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy and written in the first half of the 17th century, mainly by William Bowie, tutor to his grandsons.

Source-National Archives of Scotland

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Queen Victoria’s census return

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

A census or count of the population of Britain has taken place every ten years since 1801. Every person living in the country on census night has to give his or her details. This includes the royal family, whose census return for 30th March 1851 is shown here.

for more go to the link on the rhs

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Victorian fashions

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

This is an illustration of styles of clothing made by Frank Coop of Wigan. It is described as a ‘fashion plate’. The drawing was submitted with a copyright registration form on 7th January 1885. This meant that Coop’s designs could not be copied by anyone else without his agreement.

National Archives

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Jane Austen’s will

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

Jane Austen was at home at Chawton in Hampshire when she wrote her will on 27th April 1817. She was ill with what is now thought to have been Addison’s disease, a rare hormonal disorder.
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Trials of Oscar Wilde

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

The message on this card is believed to read: ‘For Oscar Wilde posing Somdomite’ [sodomite]. The card was left at the Albemarle Club in London on 18th February 1895. Both Wilde and his wife were members of this club.

for more go to the link on the rhs

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The National Archives of Scotland (or NAS)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

Welcome to the web-site of the National Archives of Scotland (or NAS). Based in Edinburgh, NAS has one of the most varied collection of archives in the British isles. It is the main archive for sources of the history of Scotland as a separate kingdom, her role in the British isles and the links between Scotland and many other countries over the centuries. The NAS holds records spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries, touching on virtually every aspect of Scottish life. (more…)

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Send an e-card

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

To send an e-card please click on one of the thumbnail images below. You will then be able to enter your friend’s name and email address, and add a personalised greeting.

for more go to-

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ecards/

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Visitors to ‘take part’ in Battle of Culloden at £7m reality centre

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

A £7 MILLION overhaul of the visitor centre at Culloden will allow the public to experience the drama and fear of taking part in the historic 18th century battle.

In a “battlefield immersion area”, made possible by a theatre with floor-to-ceiling screens on both sides, visitors will be thrust into the middle of a Jacobite charge and the government troops’ response. (more…)

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National Register of Archives

Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

The NRA contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history. (more…)

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