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Friday, December 10th, 2010

Free and easy to use. Search over 1.2 billion historic records. for more click here

Newest Genealogy Records on the Internet

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Below is a listing of the newest genealogy records that have become available on the internet: for more click here

A Merry Christmas to all my readers.

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Please note I will be on holiday for the next four days and consequently the site won’t be updated. This depends on the weather!!

A Merry Christmas to all my readers.

U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

This database was originally published under the name of Biography Database, 1680-1830 by Avero Publications , but has renamed it online to help researchers better understand what it contains. The database is actually a massive collection of U.K. and U.S. biographical records, directories, and lists from the following sources:

* National, town, and trade directories of the United Kingdom and United States
* All known book subscription lists
* All birth, marriage, death, promotions, and bankruptcies from a number of regular journals, including the Gentleman’s Magazine from its inception in 1731 to 1870
* All extant society membership lists from the period
* A number of miscellaneous additional biographical sources contributed by individual academics, who consulted for the project.

The database makes available biographical sources that were previously too large and too dispersed for practical consultation. It also lets genealogists trace some individuals and families from birth to death, including everything in between, such as marriage, work, reading interests, offices, children, and social groups. for more click here

Remembrance Sunday in Edinburgh

Monday, November 15th, 2010

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(c) John Arthur


Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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Ancestry UK: Free Military Records for Remembrance Week Only!‏

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Free Military Content during remembrance week only

For The Fallen

Friday, November 5th, 2010

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

In Flanders Fields

Friday, November 5th, 2010

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Remembrance Sunday: a history of the poppy

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The significance of poppies to Remembrance Sunday is largely the result of Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, believed to have been written on 3 May 1915. for more click here

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