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ScotlandsPeople Adds the 1925 Valuation Rolls

The folks at ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk have announced that the Valuation Rolls for 1925 have just been added to the ScotlandsPeople website. The following is from their announcement: The new records, which are FREE to search, comprise 2,103,648 indexed names and 76,512 digital images. The Rolls cover every kind of property in Scotland that was assessed in […]

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Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research, 2nd Edition

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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Medieval Welsh Ancestors

Those who have found their noble and royal lines in Weis’ Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists may have noticed that the Welsh lines are given short shrift. Carl Boyer’s Medieval Welsh Ancestors of Certain Americans is a unique work, resulting from years of research and three trips to Wales with work in the National Library […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online at FamilySearch

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2014 — Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago […]

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British Newspaper Archive Reaches 9 Million Pages

The following news release is from Amy Sell: There are now 9 million historical newspaper pages to explore at The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) after the website reached a major milestone this week. Product Director Ian Tester commented, ‘We’re thrilled to have reached 9 million pages and have already started chasing the next big milestone. […]

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Old British Psychiatric Hospital Records to be Digitized

The following teaser is from the October 23, 2014 edition of whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com: The Wellcome Library has teamed up with a number of archives across the UK to digitise records of psychiatric hospitals dating back to the 18th century. The history of mental health care in Britain is to be revealed online following a major digitisation […]

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Welsh Ancestry DNA Project Underway

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the October 6, 2014 edition of bionews.org.uk: A project to investigate the genetic history of the Welsh, which will also give participants information about their own DNA make-up, is now underway. ‘CymruDNAWales’ is expected to last two to three years. It is described as a ‘multi-media […]

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1861 Census Enumeration Book Pages for Milton and Glasgow Posted at ScotlandsPeople

The following was received from ScotlandsPeople: Release of further 1861 Census enumeration book, and updated index for all census years! A further 1861 Census enumeration book has been indexed and is now available to search on ScotlandsPeople! 15 pages for the Milton, Glasgow area have been made available for the first time. If you are […]

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The Illustrated London News Posts WWI-Era News Magazine Archival Materials

The following excerpt is from an article by Kate Clements posted on the 1914.org website: Illustrated London News Ltd (ILN) has launched a website featuring 1914-1918 archive material from the Illustrated London News, the world’s first illustrated magazine, and seven other titles in its collection. ILN was awarded £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) […]

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Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores

Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores is a scholarly book, full of details and amassed facts in an effort to explain the mass migrations from the war torn Rhine Valley in the early 1700s.  The Palatines were driven from their homes, into the British Empire, by circumstance […]

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The British Newspaper Archive Starts Digitizing 8 New Titles

The following news release was received from Amy Sell: More than 8 million newspaper pages from 1710-1954 are now available to search at The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk). In the last month, the website has started digitising the newspaper archives of eight new titles. These cover England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and include the London […]

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New Website Launched to Remember British Servicemen Who Died in WWI

The Royal British Legion has launched a website to remember those folks from throughout the British Empire who lost their lives in WWI. The site is entitled Every Man Remembered. Following is a teaser from an article posted in the July 27, 2014 edition of the BBC website. The Royal British Legion has started an […]

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WWI Medal Found in Collapsing British Shed

The following excerpt is from an article updated August 4, 2014 on the daventryexpress.co.uk website. Two friends who discovered a First World War medal in an abandoned garden shed in Rugby are hoping to trace relatives of its owner in time to reunite them for the centenary of the war. Graham Banks and Jennifer Ette […]

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Aberdeenshire Council’s Burial Records Added at DeceasedOnline.com

According to an announcement published in the DonsidePiper.co.uk website today, Aberdeenshire Council’s burial records have been added to website www.deceasedonline.com. The website is a pay-per-view, and now subscription website specializing in burial and cremations registers for the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Following is a teaser from the article. Aberdeenshire Council’s burial records have […]

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