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Archbishop of Canterbury discovers he is illegitimate at age 60

The following excerpt is from dailymail.co.uk The Archbishop of Canterbury’s real father confessed the priest was his secret son shortly before he died. It also emerged that Sir Anthony Montague Browne’s dying wish was to see Justin Welby one last time. The most senior figure in the Anglican Communion discovered last month that the late […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 14, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: There are 25 new collections updated time! Check out Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Maryland Church Records 1668-1995, North Carolina Civil Marriages 1763-1868, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages 1861-1872, and Utah LDS Missionary Registers 1860-1937. Search these and more by […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for February 16 & 22, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: You will find new marriage records from Kansas and Maryland this week along with England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887, England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004, and United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945. I’ve also included updates from February 16 on the following list. Check out all of […]

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The 1939 Register of England and Wales Has Launched!

A few days ago, I posted a blog about the 1939 Register. The database launched today with much fanfare. Following is an excerpt from an interesting article posted November 1 at the DailyMail website. It is a remarkable snapshot of a nation plunged into war. Dubbed The Wartime Domesday Book, the record of Britain in […]

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The 1939 Register of England and Wales – Coming November 2 to FindMyPast.com

For those with family living in England and Wales at the start of WWII, the digitization and Internet access to the 1939 Register is an exciting development. Forty-one million people are included in the records, while records for 28 million will become available at launch. British privacy laws (their 100 year rule) restrict access to […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for the Week of September 21, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Check out the Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, and Virginia Richmond City Birth Index 1870-1912 additions this week. Millions more records were also added for Italy (Potenza, Rieti, and Trapani) and Colombia. Search for these new records and more by selecting the links below. COLLECTION – INDEXED […]

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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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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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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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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World […]

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For Richer for Poorer – Historic Jewish Weddings in London’s East End

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article by Anne Joseph, posted in the March 19, 2015 edition of The Jewish Daily Forward: “No man in Whitechapel drives a busier or a more paying trade than does the shadchan,” observed the writer Louise Jordan Miln in 1900. In fact, a ledger belonging to a shadkhen, […]

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London’s Bedlam Graveyard Skeletons Unearthed

The following teaser is from a post made on March 10, 2015 at livescience.com: Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line. London’s Liverpool Street station is under construction so […]

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Original Copy of the Magna Carta Dating to 1300 Found in Scrapbook

The following excerpt, written by Stephanie Pappas, is from the February 9, 2015 edition of yahoo news. An original copy of the Magna Carta has been discovered in a scrapbook in Kent, England. The tattered document dates back to 1300, 85 years after King John of England was compelled to sign the first agreement limiting […]

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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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