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Nov 11, 2020

WW1 Soldiers History Revealed

How wonderful that this information was rescued from the tip - such an important find that gives more detail of life during WW1 and how the Cowie family from Sunderland was affected. So glad it wasn't destroyed

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Dec 05, 2017

Campaign Medals and Medals awarded for outstanding service

Campaign Medals could be awarded to those who served in Wars, and your ancestor may have received other medals if he or she gave outstanding service.

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Dec 04, 2017

Parish Registers in England and Wales: The Definitive Guide

Guide to the history of Parish Registers in England and Wales. We will help trace where records are available and guide you to discover your ancestors, giving a firm foundation for your family tree

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Nov 24, 2017

Family History Charts: Easy to Use, Free to Download

Family History Charts and templates help you enhance and document your family tree research. They are a wonderful tool to help document your genealogical research

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Nov 10, 2017

Surrey Record Office - Surrey History Centre

Surrey Record Office gives access to archives relating to Surrey's past and present, assuring the history of the county is accessible to future generations

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Oct 30, 2017

City of Westminster Archives Centre

Find your Ancestors! Research your family history in City of Westminster Archives Centre. A rich range of collected and preserved resources available. Bring your family tree to life!

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Oct 27, 2017

Kirklees Archive Service

Kirklees Archive Service is located in Huddersfield Central Library and has links with the local studies collection. Resources held by the Archive include documents, manuscripts and newspapers

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Oct 17, 2017

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies: your tree will come to life

Visit Barnsley Archives and Local Studies and watch your family tree grow! Documents dating from the 12th century are a treasure trove of information, just waiting to be unearthed

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Oct 16, 2017

Sheffield City Archives

Sheffield City Archives collects and preserves records relating to Sheffield and South Yorkshire, then make them publicly accessible

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Oct 15, 2017

Doncaster Archives

Doncaster Archives collects and preserves documents relating to the history of Doncaster district, making them publicly accessible in their reading room

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Oct 12, 2017

GRO's new Pilot Scheme - Order PDF birth and death certificates

From today (12 October 2017), and for the next three months, the GRO has offered the option of ordering PDF versions of birth and death certificates through their website for £6.00 rather than the usual £9.25. This applies to births 1837-1916, and deaths 1837-1957. This is great news for family historians everywhere – here’s hoping this change becomes permanent.

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Oct 04, 2017

Guide to a Birth certificate in England and Wales

A birth certificate is an official record of a birth. Parents are required to register a birth within six weeks

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Oct 02, 2017

London Metropolitan Archives

Discover your London Ancestors! Research your ancestry in London Metropolitan Archives. Many documents available, dating from the time of William the Conqueror

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Sep 30, 2017

Somerset Record Office

The aim of Somerset Record Office is to collect and preserve documents relating to Somerset. They are based at Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton

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Sep 28, 2017

More Dutch Records now available on FamilySearch

Fifty-one million records are now available on FamilySearch for those with Dutch ancestry. These include civil registration records, census and population registers, church records and army service records

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