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Additional resource for researching newspapers

At first glance the newspaperarchive.com is a largely American audience aimed newspaper archive, but there are a surprising number of British titles in their archive. The site is a subscription based, but they do allow a number of preliminary views of the newspaper before insisting on the opening of a subscription. What is interesting about […]

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Coronors Inquests – a podcast

The latest podcast from the National Archives gives some useful information on how Coroners’ Inquests can be tracked down and what sort of information can be extracted from them. You do not necessarily have to be seeking information about how your ancestor died, for an inquest can not only reveal in great detail about how […]

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Articles of Clerkship

Articles of Clerkship is a new archive on Ancestry.co.uk. This is all about the legal profession. Articles of clerkship were contracts between an apprentice clerk, who wanted to become an attorney or solicitor, and an attorney who agreed to train the clerk for the profession. The contracts were often entered into by fathers (or other […]

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New on Ancestry: London school records

A new set of records on Ancestry.co.uk may interest those with London ancestors: London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911 . This collection comes from the Metropolitan Archives and comprises records of School Admission and Discharges for schools in London. These records contain the name of children admitted and discharged from 843 different London schools. […]

National Archives – latest podcasts

These are some of the recent podcasts from The National Archives which may interest family tree researchers. Nineteenth century merchant seafarers and their records. Talk on the More than a List of Crew website and how it can help you when interpreting the TNA’s Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen record series BT99. An account […]

London Electoral Registers

Those with London ancestors will relish the latest new archive on Ancestry.co.uk: Electoral Registers for London for the period 1835-1965. These registers list the names of all those eligible to vote in elections. The right to vote at first did not cover everyone. Property ownership prevented access to the vote for the lower classes. Women […]

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