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News In Brief
Family history website Findmypast has introduced a new search tool (findmypast.co.uk/search-address) allowing users to search all 187 million records from the 1841–1911 UK censuses by address. Previously only individual censuses could be searched by
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Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway is in the main a farming area, traditionally known for its skinners, dyers, glovemakers and shoemakers, as well as its ports. Manufacturers established footholds in the region, such as car maker Arrol-Johnston, which was based a
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CWGC Issues Apology For Commemoration Failures In WW1
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC; cwgc.org) has apologised after a report found that up to 400,000 predominantly black and Asian casualties of the First World War were not properly commemorated. The CWGC’s Special Committee to Review His
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Reader Review
Take a country that is wrestling with concerns about sexual and racial inequality, its complicated relationship with the rest of Europe, formidable economic problems and rising pollution; then lock everyone in their homes for a lengthy period, simmer
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Research And Share Your Street’s History
With WhatsApp groups for streets becoming popular, why not create a project together to discover who lived there in the past? Findmypast has recently added the ability to search by street name across all of the censuses, and TheGenealogist also has t
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w familysearch.org FamilySearch has many records from the Caribbean, including birth, marriage and death lists from local newspapers, phone directories and slave indentures. Kyle used them to trace his African ancestors in Barbados. w nationalarchiv
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Fishing And Whaling
This month we’re looking at online resources to help you investigate ancestors who worked in fishing and whaling, as well as their wider communities. Although an individual fisherman might not have left much of a paper trail, larger fishing boats, tr
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Big Question
Q I’m looking for advice on finding information about my great grandmother Elizabeth Joynt, who was married to my great grandfather Daniel Bowler. Elizabeth was apparently born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1844/1845, according to the 1861 census. She was
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Out Of The Woods
With breathtaking views, sprawling woodlands and chocolate-box villages, the Chilterns is one of England’s rural treasures. Yet this green and pleasant land remains under threat from multiple quarters – not least the HS2 rail project, and ever-growin
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Census Substitutes
COMPANY ARCHIVES VICTORIAN CEMETERIES BRASS WORKERS LLOYDS SHIP REGISTERS WEST MIDLANDS KIN How the National Trust is unlocking the stories hidden in a photographer’s archive ■
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Local Surnames
This diminutive of Bartholomew is common in the border regions of Scotland.  This habitational name originates in a place near Ecclefechan in Dumfries.  This surname has its origins in Eádgár, which was one of the most common Anglo-Saxon personal nam
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Museum Of Making Sheds New Light On The History Of Derby
Derby’s new Museum of Making (derbymuseums.org/ museum-of-making) opened its doors to the public on 21 May. The £18 million project tells the story of Derby’s 300-year history of making, with 30,000 objects grouped according to the material they’re
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Picture Analysis
QI believe that this is my 3x great grandfather Charles Daniel Hammerton (1820–1888). He was a tailor living in Mortlake. I don’t know why the photograph would have been taken. His wife Ann was still alive and died in 1901, so why would he have been
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During the First World War the Ministry of Munitions built a factory beside the Solway Firth near Gretna, which began producing cordite to propel shells as a replacement for gunpowder in 1916. HM Gretna occupied a nine-mile site stretching from Longt
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1871 Census Online
Index and images for England and Wales, index-only for Scotland. Occupation indexed only for Scotland. Index shared with Findmypast for England and Wales. Occupations not indexed. Index and high-quality images for England and Wales, index-only for Sc
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John Bishop
Obituaries can provide a comprehensive biography of an individual’s life, and are often published in local or national newspapers, or specialist publications for a particular industry. ‘Pro’ subscribers to Findmypast (findmypast.co.uk) can search and
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Felt Hatters
By the time that the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers (which included hatters) in London was granted its Charter of Incorporation in 1604, Great Britain’s beaver population had been hunted to extinction. Beaver fur, especially the back, was prized fo
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Get Involved
WOODLANDERS’ LIVES AND LANDSCAPES w chilternsaonb.org/woodlanders-lives.html Please contact Helena if you can share stories about chairmaking, lacemaking, straw-plaiting or tambourbeading in Buckinghamshire by emailing helena. chance@bucks.ac.uk or
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a Carlisle Archive Centre, Lady Gillford’s House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle CA1 3AJ t 01228 227284 e carlisle.archives@cumbria.gov. uk w cumbria.gov.uk/archives Check Cumbria Archives if you think your ancestors had links across the border. The s
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National Library Of Scotland Completes OS Map Digitisation
The National Library of Scotland (NLS) has completed the digitisation of two collections of Ordnance Survey maps that reach back to the dawn of the 20th century. The maps are now available on its free historic maps website maps.nls.uk. The first col
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Herbert Spencer 1820–1903
Herbert Spencer was born at 12 Exeter Road, Derby, on 27 April 1820, the son of the headmaster of a small private school. He was educated at his and his uncle’s homes. Spencer was apprenticed to a railway engineer, but his heart was in polemics and h
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Charles Dickens Museum Launches Digital Resources
The Charles Dickens Museum in London has published new resources online shedding light on the famous author’s life and works at dickensmuseum.com/ blogs/explore. These include a recording of Dickens’ daughter Mary, or ‘Mamie’, sharing her memories; a
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The number of letters, cards and telegrams written by David Dawson to his wife while he was serving in the Second World War that have been donated to Scarborough Museums Trust ■
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Researching Canadian War Brides
If the bride married in England or Wales, then you can search the General Register Office index as normal and order a copy of the record: gov.uk/research-family-history. The bride’s surname will also be amended in the 1939 Register. If she married in
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Statement Of Service, 1830
Private Samuel Green enlisted in Portsmouth in 1809 for “unlimited service”, rather than for a specified term. Samuel joined the Rifle Brigade, an infantry rifle regiment that was formed in 1800, whose soldiers wore green uniforms instead of redcoats
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‘ I’ve Traced My Family Back To The Domesday Book’
Kyle Ring began tracing his family history in earnest when he was a child. Two decades later, he’s discovered an amazing array of ethnic groups within a tree that is rich in stories. A visit to see the Domesday Book at the start of his journey trigge
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From The Waaf To Ottawa
When the conscription of women aged 20–30 started in December 1941 Joan Lockwood joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. Posted to the Royal Canadian Air Force Overseas Headquarters at Lincoln’s Inn Fields in West London as a clerk, in 1945 she met R
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Dumfries And Galloway Through The Ages
The Treaty of York establishes a border between England and Scotland running from the Solway Firth to the River Tweed. John Paul Jones is born near Kirkbean in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. As an adult he emigrates to North America, and is now kno
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Parish Registers online
The pandemic had an enormous impact on the digitisation of archival material in 2020. For our annual survey of where to go for parish registers online, major new collections, unsurprisingly, are thin on the ground. However, there have still been lots
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