Archives for May 2010

Somerset Record Office on the move

 

Somerset Record Office

If you are thinking of heading off to the Somerset Record Office please be aware that until Autumn 2010 they will be unable to produce any original documents. They are offering  Microfiche only service until 2 July then they will be completely closed until the grand opening day at the new Somerset Heritage Centre sometime in the autumn.

Hope no one from overseas is making the trip based around being able to access the Somerset records!

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British War Medal and the Mercantile Marine Medal in the First World War

The National Archives have announced that they have added 155,000 additional Merchant Marine Records to their Documents Online database. The records cover the 1914 – 1918 period of the First World War, rather appropriate as the 70th anniversary of Dunkirk was a couple of days ago.
Remember that you have to pay to see the full record, but searching the index is free.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/merchant-seamens-medals.asp