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Oh boy, what a glorious war!

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

There was one afternoon almost exactly 70 years ago I shall never forget. At the house where we lived in Devon, I was walking up the garden with other small children when my aunt Felicity came out to meet us. for more click here

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Faces from the asylum

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Forced into a head brace, bound and held up by police officers, or sitting down with their eyes rolled back in their heads – these are the harrowing faces of mental illness in the Victorian era. for more click here

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The hands of justice

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

With DNA and computer records, policing has come a long way in the last century. But one thing remains eerily similar – the humble mugshot.

These 1880s photographs were among the first of their kind, showing a host of sepia-printed criminals staring into the camera and holding up their hands to show tattoos or missing digits.

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Bring your past to life

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Discover your Ancestors. for more click here

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UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960

Friday, February 6th, 2015

UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960. for more click here

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Looking for a person

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The research guidance listed below can help you uncover a person’s history. Each guide tells you where you can find, access and understand the relevant records. for more click here

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One Great Family

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

We find your family tree for you in the work submitted by others linked into the world’s largest collaborative online family tree. for more click here

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Scots at the start of two world wars

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

The latest additions to ScotlandsPeople online are the Scottish records of births in 1914, marriages in 1939 and deaths in 1964. for more click here

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Welcome to ScotlandsPeople

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Welcome to ScotlandsPeople, one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. If you are researching UK genealogy, your Scottish ancestry or building your Scottish family tree, we have almost 90 million records to look through. for more click here

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The National Archives-Explore our collection of First World War records

Friday, December 5th, 2014

We hold the official UK government records of the First World War, including a vast collection of letters, diaries, maps and photographs.

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