Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2011

National Archives of Australia

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

National Archives of Australia. for more click here

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Birth, marriage and death certificates

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Are you looking for a certificate of a birth, marriage or death in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland? To find out where you can order certificates, pick one option from the list below. for more click here

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Unusual discoveries in the archives

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

A mysterious sealed pouch has been unearthed in an 80 year old file at The National Archives, the latest in a long line of unusual discoveries at the archives, which includes a mummified rat, a pair of red pyjamas and a 19th century Death Mask. Click on the image (right) to view some of these discoveries. for more click here

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Revealed in a letter home to mum: The daring five-man SAS raid into Rommel’s territory that convinced top brass that special forces could help win the war

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

In the pitch-black Libyan desert 70 years ago this week, a former hotelier and four comrades crept through a German camp and blew up 37 enemy aircraft, cementing the status of the SAS. Sergeant Jeff Du Vivier wrote of how ‘plane after plane went up in flames’ in a letter to his mother printed for the first time in historian Gavin Mortimer’s new book. for more click here

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Records reveal how Christmas was once cancelled

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Documents from The National Archives reveal how the wave of religious reform that swept across England during and after the English Civil War could have changed the way Christmas is celebrated today. for more click here

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Discover your Ancestry

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Discover your ancestry with over 750 million records including census records from 1841-1911 and fully indexed, fully searchable birth, marriage and death records from 1837-2005. for more click here

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Use the census to search for your ancestors

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The 1911 census is a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. It provides a unique snapshot of the lives of your ancestors. 1911census.co.uk brings this vast resource to you online, so that you can search the census simply and quickly to discover how your family lived in the past. for more click here

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Bristol Cathedral

Monday, December 19th, 2011

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Bristol Cathedral

Monday, December 19th, 2011


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(c) John Arthur

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Bristol Cathedral

Monday, December 19th, 2011


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(c) John Arthur

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