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Deaths of Seamen & Other British Marine Returns of Deaths Go Online

The following news release is from the ScotlandsPeople website: A complete record of the deaths of Scottish seafarers from late Victorian times until 1974 is being made available online for the first time through ScotlandsPeople. Among the 14,000 new records available through ScotlandsPeople are monthly returns of the Deaths of Seamen, which list Scots along […]

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Launches New Online Resources

The following is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: The digitized records cover British, Irish and Commonwealth casualties from the Second World War, together with records for most other nationals commemorated at CWGC sites: this includes the records for German soldiers. The release of the CWGC’s Second World War records follows the successful release […]

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Norfolk Parish Registers Go Online at TheGenealogist

The following press release of August 1, 2015 is from TheGenealogist: TheGenealogist and the Norfolk Record Office announce that they have signed an agreement to make Norfolk parish and other historical records available online for the first time. The registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and banns of marriage feature the majority of the parishes in […]

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Statutory B, M & D Indexes for 2014 Now Available to Search at ScotlandsPeople.

The following is from ScotlandsPeople: You can now view the updated indexes for statutory records until the end of 2014, and in addition to this, images for births until 1914, marriages until 1939 and deaths until 1964. You can also purchase an Extract, a fully certified copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate, for […]

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Bluesky Brings Old British Aerial Photos Online

The following press release is from directionsmagazine.com: View the History of Britain from the Air as Bluesky Brings Old Aerial Photos Online Thousands of aerial photographs of Britain, dating back more than seventy years, are now available online. Visitors to www.blueskymapshop.com can now search, view and download images from the Old Aerial Photos collection, which […]

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Maryland Mechanic Discovers He is Heir to the Throne of the Isle of Man

The following teaser is from an article posted in the August 6, 2015 dailymail.co.uk: A blue-collar American is getting the royal treatment after a search for his family ancestry online revealed that he is the heir to the throne of the British Isle of Man. In the new TLC reality series Suddenly Royal, David Drew […]

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TheGenealogist Releases 99,500 Records of London Synagogue Seat-Holders 1920-1939

The following news release is from TheGenealogist: TheGenealogist has released online 99,500 records of London synagogue seat-holders spanning the years from 1920 to 1939. Covering the records from 18 Synagogues around London with many connected guilds, societies and charities etc. Additional information found in these records include names of gentlemen eligible for office, life member […]

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New Crime, Prisons & Punishment Records Available at FindMyPast

The following is from FindMyPast: To celebrate the release of over 1.9 million new additions to our England and Wales, Crime, Prisons and Punishment records, this week’s Findmypast Friday highlights some of the fascinating record sets that are now available to search within the collection. England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935, contains the […]

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644,000 New Records & Newspaper Articles At FindMyPast

The following is from the June 26, 2015 FindMyPast Friday Announcement at FindMyPast: Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 Containing over 188,000 records, Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 date back the ships of First Fleet and include the details of some of the earliest convict settlers in New South Wales. These records are made up of five separate […]

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The BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Announces Season 12 Celebrities

The following news release is from the BBC Media Center website. Who Do You Think You Are? from Wall To Wall (a Warner Bros Television Production UK Ltd company) is back with another glittering line-up of much-loved faces delving in to their family trees. Stars from the world of film and TV, theatre, music, cookery, […]

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President James Monroe Was Descended from a Scottish Highland Clan Chief

The following excerpt is from an article posted at deadlinenews.co.uk: DNA research has proved that one of the Founding Fathers of the United States was descended from a Highland clan chief. Scholars have long disputed the origins of James Monroe, the fifth President of the US, who was in office from 1817 to 1825. Now […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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TheGenealogist Releases 60,000 British Railway Worker Records

The following news release is from thegenealogist.com: TheGenealogist releases 60,000 railway worker records. ● More than 60,000 railway workers have been added to the Occupational Records on TheGenealogist ● Find details of railway ancestors, where they were employed and what they did ● Trace your railway worker ancestor’s careers through their promotions ● Discover when […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4 M Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, S Africa, & the USA

The following information is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4 million indexed records and images for the Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 700,220 indexed records from the US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 collection; 461,167 indexed records from the US, […]

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Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research, 2nd Edition – 50% Off – Now thru April 27

Many first time Welsh researchers underestimate the differences, historically speaking, between Wales and England. Wales has its own unique social, cultural, religious, and linguistic characteristics making it unique in historical perspective. In addition, many first time Welsh family historian discover the hard reality that many Welsh records have suffered a poor survival rate. Welsh Family […]

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