Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2007

The FamilyRecords.gov.uk consortium

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

The FamilyRecords.gov.uk consortium is made up of the partners listed in the menu to the left, and below. The partners are either government departments or public sector bodies.

They hold much of the primary source material which should help you in your family history research. We realise that it can be hard to find out which institution holds the records you need so we hope to simplify the process by providing this one point of access. for more click here

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History of British Military Uniforms

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

The colour Red was the uniform colour adopted by the first permanent regiment of the British Army, the Yeoman of the Guard, the Beefeaters, during the reign of Henry VIII. In 1645 this colour was adopted when the first permanent army was raised. Red was not used in order to hide blood stains. Rather, every army adopted certain colours as their national colours. French soldiers tended to wear blue; Russians wore green; British wore red. for more click here

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Scottish Military Badges – The Scottish Military Historical Society

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Journal for Scottish Military History and Regiments …. U.K.. Go to Index Details … P.J. Haythornthwaite – Author of Military Uniform Publications. for more click here

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History of military uniform buttons

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

From 1788, British regiments had been stationed in Australia in regular overlapping periods and their supply of military buttons and insignia had been brought out from England with their respective Quartermasters. for more click here

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Women and the Military during World War One

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Women in uniform were a novelty in 1914 and yet 80,000 women served in the forces as non-combatants during World War One. Discover how one exceptional Englishwoman answered the call to arms as a member of the Serbian army. for more click here

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Counties within Wales

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Welcome to our Gazetteer! On these pages you will find a listing of all the places covered by The Francis Frith Collection’s online content. The gazetteer can guide you to the town or village you are looking for. for more click here

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Letters home: Over the top

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Company Sergeant-Major James Milne wrote this poignant letter to his wife moments before he was ordered over the top.
It was to be delivered in the event of his death – but luckily James Milne survived and was later reunited with his family. for more click here

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Letters home: Forever sweethearts

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Private William Martin and Emily Chitticks were engaged to be married when he was killed in action on 27 March 1917.
While he was fighting in France with the Battalion Devonshire Regiment, the couple wrote to each other as often as possible. for more click here

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Christmas truce

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

The “Christmas truce” is a term used to describe several brief unofficial cessations of hostilities that occurred between German and British or French troops in World War I, particularly that with British troops stationed on the Western Front of World War I during Christmas 1914. In 1915 there was a similar Christmas truce between German and French troops, and during Easter 1916 a truce also existed on the Eastern Front. for more click here

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Genealogy Today: Internet genealogy in 2008

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

The year just ended saw many changes in the field of genealogy, some good and some not so good. Let’s look at what the coming year promises for family researchers on the Internet.

Genealogy blogs are capturing more and more space on the Web. For the uninitiated, blog is short for Web log. Text is displayed in chronological order in reverse so the newest entry is at the top of the page. for more click here

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