Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

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Was Wallis Simpson all woman? There’s been always been speculation about her sexual make-up. Now in a major reassessment her biographer uncovers new evidence

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

The first time the future King of England met Wallis Simpson, she left little impression. After all, she was neither young nor beautiful. Her face was square-jawed and masculine, with an unfortunate mole. Her voice had an unpleasant rasp, according to many aristocrats who knew her, and her idea of wit was raucous American wisecracks. for more click here

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Find out about your family history with iPhone and iPad apps

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Learn about your ancestry and find out about a family you never knew you had. Using iPhone and iPad apps you can obtain information about your family tree, you may have had a famous relative in the past or you might have relations that could be related to someone you know. There is always the chance that you have similarities with an ancient relative or famous person. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some family tree applications that you might want to explore. for more click here

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Discover your true Irish roots in our new historical records.

Monday, June 13th, 2011

The people of Ireland have always had a pride and passion for their land and traditions. Our new Irish records help you meet these people — your ancestors — and learn more about the places and eras that shaped them. for more click here

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Australian family history and genealogy Selected websites

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The internet is a valuable aid to research into family history.

These Australian sites contain a variety of information relating to family history and genealogy including guides, indexes and digitised images of documents. They also provide links to other informative sites both in Australia and overseas and pathways to make contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards. for more click here

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Titanic launch 100th anniversary marked in Belfast

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Events will take place in Belfast later to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of the ill-fated Titanic. The ship was launched in Belfast Lough on 31 May 1911 by Harland & Wolff, then the largest shipyard in the world. for more click here

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Albert Einstein’s immigration papers turn up 80 years after he fled to Britain from Nazi Germany

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Immigration papers from when Albert Einstein dramatically fled Nazi Germany have been discovered after being unknowingly stored away for almost 80 years. Border chiefs at Heathrow airport were left stunned by the discovery of the landing card, which marks the legendary scientist’s arrival in the UK. for more click here

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Historical parish content for London boroughs –

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Now you can research family records going right back to the reign of Henry VIII. Our amazing new London Parish Records collection gives you a unique opportunity to see records going back further than 1837 — which is when formal birth, marriage and death certificates were introduced. for more click here

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Newest Genealogy Records on the Internet

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Below is a listing of the newest genealogy records that have become available on the internet (these records are also listed by country and many can be searched using our free Genealogy Search Engine): for more click here

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Adelaide’s ancestry under the microscope

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Adelaide United players are among the first to be tested in a project to discover the ancestry of the city’s residents.

The genealogy project aims to find out where Adelaideans come from, going back over 2000 generations. for more click here

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List of Texan survivors of the Battle of the Alamo

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

When the Battle of the Alamo ended at approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 6, 1836, fewer than 50 of the almost 250 Texians and Tejanos who had occupied the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas were alive. The conflict, a part of the Texas Revolution, was the first step in Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s attempt to retake the province of Texas after an insurgent army of Texian settlers and adventurers from the United States had driven out all Mexican troops the previous year As part of his preparations for marching on Texas, in late December 1835 Santa Anna had convinced the Mexican Congress to pass a resolution that all “foreigners landing on the coast of the Republic or invading its territory by land, armed, and with the intent of attacking our country, will be deemed pirates” and subject to immediate execution. Santa Anna led an army to San Antonio de Bexar, arriving on February 23, 1836 and immediately initiating a siege of the Alamo, which housed Texian Army troops. for more click here

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