Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for the ‘English Genealogy’ Category

Access our world-class collections

Friday, March 8th, 2013

The National Library of Scotland is the world’s leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. We are a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance. for more click here

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World War One Medal Index Cards, 1914-1922

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

World War One Medal Index Cards, 1914-1922. for more click here

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Second tranche of colonial administration records released today

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The National Archives is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and begin releasing colonial administration records, referred to as the ‘migrated archives’ between April 2012 and November 2013, in accordance with the published timeline on the FCO website. for more click here

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Derbyshire Birth, Marriage & Death, including Parish

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Welcome to our Derbyshire family history research page. Here you’ll find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Derbyshire ancestors. for more click here

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Parish Registers

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Family History before 1837

Once you have got as far back as possible using BMD and census records, you will need to turn to Parish Registers for information. You will usually find parish registers at the local County Record office, or, if you have access to the Internet, at websites like TheGenealogist that offer Parish Register transcripts and other services (e.g. census, bmds, etc). for more click here

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Start your tree. Organise facts. Find answers.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Why start an online family tree? We feel that it is not only the easiest way to organise, preserve and share your family history, it’s also a direct link to missing information about your roots. What’s more, while accessing many of the record collections on Ancestry.co.uk requires a paid subscription, your online family tree is completely FREE. for more click here

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Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924

Friday, October 7th, 2011

The RND was a unique formation in WWI, raised by the Admiralty to serve in their then traditional role as Infantrymen fighting ‘shoulder to shoulder’ alongside their Army comrades in an emergency. The RND originally consisted of three Infantry Brigades (two Naval and one Royal Marine) of twelve Battalions (eight Naval and four Royal Marine). As the war progressed, casualties and a lack of recruits forced the RND to steadily reduce their Naval personnel establishment. Two Naval Battalions were disbanded in June 1915; the Royal Marine Brigade and two Royal Marine Battalions were disbanded in August 1915. Two more Naval Battalions were disbanded in February 1918 and one Royal Marine Battalion in April 1918. At the war’s end the RND’s Naval strength maintained only two Brigades of five Battalions (four Naval and one Royal Marine Battalion). The Army supplied the shortfall in Battalions & Brigades to the establishment of the Division from July 1916 onwards. for more click here

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Downloads

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The Scottish Genealogy Society Sales catalogue has been added as a download. It was updated on 1st August 2011. This download will be updated at frequent intervals to reflect the new stock that is regularly added to our shop. for more click here

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Google News Archive and Footnote.com: A Strange Week or Sign of Things to Come?

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

This has been a peculiar week in the world of genealogy, ushering in unexpected changes in three online, family history destinations. I’m not going to get into the modifications at Geni.com since I spend most of my time mining content-heavy (as opposed to tree-heavy) websites. Uploaded family trees are certainly worth consulting, but given the nature of my work, I have to do just about all of my research from scratch, so it’s the other two — Google News Archive and Footnote.com — that captured my attention. for more click here

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The British ‘Schindler’ who saved Austrian Jews

Monday, August 8th, 2011

In March 1938, a Church of England vicar set out to save the lives of hundreds of desperate Austrian Jews facing persecution by the Nazis by baptising them as Christians, to help them flee the country.for more click here

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