Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2007

Queen launches YouTube channel

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

The Queen has launched her own channel on the video-sharing website YouTube.
The Royal Channel will feature her Christmas Day message as well as recent and historical footage of the monarch and other members of the Royal Family. for more click here

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Nations and Regions

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

The main location for researching your family history in England is the Family Records Centre, Myddelton Street, Islington, London, as it holds the original indexes to the national lists of birth, marriage and death certificates registered from 1837. for more click here

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Tracking down your origins

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Who do you think you are? It’s a question an increasing number of us are asking ourselves.
Genealogy is more popular than ever and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire tapped into that enthusiasm by hosting a ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ open day at the Rugby Art Gallery & Museum. for more click here

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Cuts fear for Scotland’s archives

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Genealogists have expressed fears about the downgrading of local archives, with some councils cutting specialist posts.
The Scottish Council on Archives has warned that vital documents may be lost to people in the future. for more click here

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Oldest U.S. World War I Veteran Dies in Ohio at 109, AP Says

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) — J. Russell Coffey, the oldest surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, died in Ohio at 109, the Associated Press reported.

Coffey, a retired teacher, was one of three U.S. veterans still living almost 90 years after the war ended, the news service said. He never saw combat because he was in basic training shortly before the Allied powers and Germany signed a cease-fire agreement in 1918. for more click here

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Sale of a Wife

Friday, December 21st, 2007

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Officials ID remains of Dallas soldier missing since Korean War

Friday, December 21st, 2007

WASHINGTON — Found remains of a U.S. serviceman captured during the Korean War have been identified as those of a Dallas soldier, the Defense Department said Thursday. for more click here

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£9m to redraw the bloody battle lines of Culloden

Friday, December 21st, 2007

It was undoubtedly the last major battle on British soil and confirmed the present line of succession. It’s probably also beyond doubt that it resulted in chips on Scottish shoulders and the coining of violently antisocial chants for football games between the Auld Enemies. for more click here

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New exhibit profiles Ontario’s early black history

Friday, December 21st, 2007

This year marks the 200th anniversary commemorating the abolition of the slave trade throughout the British Empire.
Upper Canada (now known as Ontario) was a vital leader in forging the path to freedom for thousands of Africans enslaved by unjust social and legal regulations established in various regions across the globe. for more click here

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How to get started

Friday, December 21st, 2007

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So how do you begin researching your family history? Well, it may seem obvious, but start with your family tree. Begin with the information you already know – yourself and your parents – then build out from there. Be sure to talk to other family members about your history – they’ll be able to help you fill in some gaps in your knowledge. See Tony Robinson’s online video tutorials for more help on getting started.

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