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Free access to the 1911 census

The National Archives has announced that in collaboration with family history website findmypast.com, the 1911 census will be available for free at a limited number of archives in England and Wales. These are: Birmingham Archives & Heritage Devon Record Office (Exeter) Norfolk Record Office Tyne and Wear Archives The National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth) Manchester […]

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Famous people in the 1881 census

New website Quezi.com has an interesting article on famous people in the 1881 census. You can view also  the transcripts for free. There’s also famous people in the 1880 US census to be found on Quezi. It features many of the Old Wild West characters such as Wyatt Earp. Well worth a look.

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1911 census now available

An event which many family history enthusiasts have been waiting for has now arrived, the 1911 census is now available online, or at least 80% of it. The remaining records will be available soon. The census is being supplied by The National Archives in association with findmypast.com. If you register on the Find my Past […]

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London: street by street

A new website has been launched which may be of assistance to family history researchers. Seety.co.uk. It shows images of a London streets. Navigating by a Google Map, you click on the street you are interested in and it supplies a 360 degree view of the street as you progress down it. Useful for seeing […]

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Expert guidance on the census

Census: The Expert Guide Recently published by the National Archives is an authoritative guide on the Census Returns written by genealogical experts Peter Christian and David Annal. The contents include detailed information on the forthcoming 1911 census; explains as to why you may complain “why can’t I find my ancestor?”; and examines how best to […]

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New subscription option announced by Genes Reunited

Genes Reunited have recently introduced a new Gold Subscription option. For £34.95 members will receive unlimited access to their genealogy site for six months. What benefits does the Gold Standard bring with it? Unlimited access to: census records, birth, marriage, and death records, and military records. Their Standard Membership is currently £9.95 for 6 months. […]

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