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Electoral Registers on FMP

Find My Past have just announced the release of their largest single collection to date with over 5.4 million images of England & Wales Electoral Registers 1832-1932. These contain approximately 220 million names. Covering over 100 years these images are of microfilmed copies of printed registers stored in the British Library where they cover 2.25 […]

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World War One – unit war diaries

World War One army unit war diaries are now available on Ancestry.co.uk On Ancestry.co.uk are two new collections of regimental war diaries: France, Belgium and Germany, 1914-1920; and Gallipoli and Dardanelles, 1914-1916. If you know the name of the regiment your ancestor served in during World War One then you can now find out some […]

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Have you researched the Huguenots of Colchester?

Have you researched the Huguenots of Colchester? The Friends of Colchester Museums are hosting an event in September 2015 on the subject of the Huguenot migration to England during the 16th – 17th centuries and are looking for a speaker with local knowledge of the Huguenots in Colchester. The event will commence with a speaker […]

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Soldiers’ Wills now online

The final wishes of over 230,000 British soldiers are now to be found in their Wills recently published online. Many of them from the First and Second World Wars. The handwritten Wills were made out by the soldiers and carried in the service pocket books. Some are very brief one or two lines, but others […]

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Bomb map of London

Those with London ancestors who lived in London during WW2, and particularly the Blitz, may be interested in a new online ‘Bomb Map’. Created by the University of Portsmouth from various bomb census records held in the National Archives it shows the place where every German bomb dropped by aircraft on London during a period […]

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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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