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Sunday, October 7th, 2007

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The National Archives’ online community of records users

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

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Welcome to The National Archives’ online community of records users. These pages are for you to contribute your knowledge of archival sources held by The National Archives and by other archives throughout the UK. for more lick here

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Poll books

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

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Poll books were published from the late 1600s onwards, right through into the late 1800s.
Not only were polls not secret, lists of people were published, together with how they voted. Poll books often also contain their qualification for being able to vote, together with the address of the person. for more click here

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Convict Transportation Registers released

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

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So if you’ve got relatives who were sent down (under), you’ll be amazed at what you could discover. Take John ‘Red’ Kelly. An Irishman, Red was sent Tasmania for the crime of stealing two pigs. After serving his time, he settled in Victoria, married and in 1855 had a son named Edward (although you probably know him better as Ned Kelly – Australia’s most infamous bush ranger).

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Know yourself

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

“Know yourself”, was the advice given by the Greek Philosophers to anyone who came in search of wisdom. If a candidate lacked self-knowledge, then all other knowledge acquired would be built on weak foundations. One of the most popular current programs on British television is one in which well-known people research their ancestors. Entitled ”Who do you think you are?” the success of this program is proof of a continued obsession people have with genealogy. for more click here

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Burial of the plague dead in early modern London

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

”Tis certain they died by heaps and were buried by heaps; that is to say, without account’.1
Disposal of the bodies of those who died in the major plague epidemics of the early modern period undoubtedly presented huge problems for the responsible authorities; but did it descend into chaos, as Defoe suggests it did in 1665? And if it did, how and when did normal patterns of burial and funerary observance break down? for more click here

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Dorset Poll Book 1807

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

I recently came across an index to the Dorset Poll Book for 1807. The names of the Freeholders are listed in alphabetical order. for more click here

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Society of Genealogists -London Resources

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

City of London parish registers: a handlist of parish registers, ….. In particular those used for the bodies of plague victims in 1665. for more click here

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Newcastle University Library

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Poll books record the names of people who were entitled to vote and whom they voted for. An extremely useful guide to Poll books and where to find them. for more click here

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