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 »

e-Newsletter

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The e-Newsletter supplements the traditional Journal, and is published four times a year, between the the traditional Journal, in mid-January, mid-April, mid-July, and mid-October. Back issues Issue 1 – July 2016 Issue 2 – October 2016 Issue 3 – January 2017 Issue 4 – April 2017 Issue 5 – June 2017 Issue 6 – November… Read more »

Historic Maps at National Library of Scotland

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[Thanks to Colin Chater on Northumbria list for this]. The National Library of Scotland has scanned maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1964 and relate primarily to Scotland, although they also have maps of areas beyond Scotland, including England and Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, and Jamaica. With this web… Read more »

Scottish Valuation Rolls for 1930

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ScotlandsPeople have just announced: Over 2.5 million indexed names are now available. Fully searchable by name and address, the new records provide a window into the lives of every owner, tenant and occupier of property in Scotland in 1930, and a glimpse into the industrial and economic landscape between the two World Wars, almost 20… Read more »

Illustrated Chronicle – images from World War 1

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Newcastle City Library has just announced: Launching of 11,000 images from the Illustrated Chronicle on flickr. These are images that were sent in to the Illustrated Chronicle by family or friends of soldiers or sailors who served in the Great War and were wounded, killed, decorated, or when they enlisted. They are also looking to… Read more »

1939 Register (England and Wales)

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Findmypast, in association with The National Archives, have just announced: Today, the newly digitised records of the 1939 Register are online. Dubbed ‘The Wartime Domesday Book’, The 1939 Register is the most comprehensive survey of the population of England and Wales ever taken. In September 1939, World War 2 had just broken out. 65,000 enumerators… Read more »

Scottish Valuation Rolls for 1855

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ScotlandsPeople have just announced: We’re delighted to announce that the Valuation Rolls for 1855 have just been added to the ScotlandsPeople website. The new records are FREE to search until 31st October 2015. Fully searchable by name and address, the new records provide a detailed snapshot of Scotland in a time of industrial expansion and… Read more »

National School Admission Registers 1870-1914

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FindMyPast have recently reported: New records from 25 archives and over 3,600 schools from across England have been added to the National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914 collection. The collection was originally launched in September 2014 and now a further 2.7 million records are available to search. This project was facilitated by the ARA… Read more »

Prisoners Of War 1715-1945

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Taken from FindMyPast – Together with The National Archives, Findmypast is excited to present its Prisoners of War 1715-1945 collection. The size and the scope of these records make them a fascinating resource for genealogists. The records not only include military personnel, but also civilians, diplomats, missionaries and merchant seamen. Many of the Prisoners of… Read more »

Irish Catholic parish registers

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PRESS NOTICE: National Library of Ireland Announces Launch Date for New Online Genealogy Resource – Almost 400,000 images of Catholic parish register microfilms to be available online for free from 8th July 2015 – The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) will be made available online… Read more »