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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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Three in 10 Relatives of World War I Vets Unaware of Their Military Heritage

The following excerpt is from a July 31, 2014 edition of ibtimes.co.uk: One million heroes of the First World War have been “forgotten” by their descendants, a new geneological study has revealed. Family history website Ancestry.co.uk has shown that three in 10 modern-day relatives of World War One veterans are unaware of their military heritage, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014): During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 […]

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London & Northern Ireland Military Newspaper Editions from World War II to Debut On Stars and Stripes’ Online Archive

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Stars and Stripes first launched its digital archive in 2008 with over 1.0 million newspaper pages spanning 1948 through 1999. Fittingly, the World War II editions will begin to become available on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Originally established in London in 1942 for American military service […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Chile, England, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United States & Venezuela

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Guatemala, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 317,554 indexed records from the Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903, collection; the 443,904 indexed records from the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, […]

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