Society of Genealogists magazine

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Genealogists Magazine   Copyright notice   “Copyright Society of Genealogists. For personal use only. These digital copies of the ‘Genealogists’ Magazine’ are provided on the basis that they are made available only to members of The Northumberland and Durham Family History Society. Permission is not granted for further distribution, in digital or printed format. Copyright… Read more »

British Tramway Company Uniforms and Insignia

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A personal website dealing with the buttons and uniforms of tramways. Local companies are listed including companies for Gateshead, Newcastle, Tynemouth, and Tyneside. Web site address is: http://tramwaybadgesandbuttons.com/

NDFHS Journals

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Copyright notice   All items in the Journal are ©Northumberland & Durham Family History Society and its contributors. Readers are asked to note than any advertisements have been accepted by the Northumberland & Durham Family History Society as a service to members and in good faith and that the Society is in no way responsible… Read more »

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Library and Archive is delighted to announce the launch of its new website archiveandlibrary.rcsed.ac.uk, a catalogue of information that will enable visitors to view unique manuscripts and photographic collections of the College’s history. The website will feature a new Surgeons Database, allowing users to trace ancestors who qualified… Read more »

Manorial Documents Register for Northumberland

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On 20th September 2018 The Hexham Courant published that: The Manorial Documents Register for Northumberland is an up to date record of all the county’s former manors that has been compiled over the last four years. The register contains a wealth of historical information and written records that is said to have enormous academic potential. The… Read more »

Tithe Maps now available for Northumberland

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TheGenealogist announced the following on 25th December 2015: TheGenealogist has now completed the launch of searchable Tithe Maps and Schedules for England and Wales with the release of more maps covering 40 new counties. These maps link to the searchable schedules which contain over 14 million records. The schedules contain detailed information on land use… Read more »

ScotlandsPeople – indexes now free

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[Thanks to Pat Storey on Northumbria list for this]. One of the improvements to the revised Scotland’s People website is that you can now search the indexes, including the Old Parochial Registers indexes, for free. It only costs you credits if you want to look at the actual records. You need to register to use… Read more »

GRO – extended search fields

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The General Register Office (GRO) has extended their search form for births so that you can now include the mother’s maiden name. Applies to records pre-1915. You need to register with them in order to use the search facility. It is a cumbersome registration process; and the search process is equally cumbersome. You can only… Read more »

Historic Irish Civil Records

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Historic Irish Civil Records are now available. [Thanks to John Stobbs for reporting this] Heather Humphreys T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Leo Varadkar T.D. Minister for Social Protection have officially launched the historic records of Births over 100 years ago, Marriages over 75 years ago and Deaths over 50… Read more »

Military Lists at National Library of Scotland

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The National Library of Scotland has released scanned images of British Military lists. These give details of officers who served during the First and Second World Wars. The British Army lists are arranged either by regiment or by officers (in order of seniority), and sometimes both. Some lists include retired officers, and officers of the… Read more »