Archives for February 2011

Herts Memories

clip_image002This is a lovely site for those with Hertfordshire families. The website contains history, memories and photos of Hertfordshire under a variety of headings such as People, Places, Towns & Villages, Leisure & Work. Well worth a look.


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Swing Riots 1830 – 1831

clip_image002Here is Jill Chambers website, Jill is sister to Barbara, who is the author of a very good site on researching ancestors in the Napoleonic Wars.

Jill’s area of interest is the Swing Riots 1830 – 1831, I have an ancestors, Enos Diddams, who was very involved in this period of civil unrest in England. Jill is the author of a numbers of books giving background history and details of those involved in the riots and what happened to them.

So if you have family living along the south coast at this time and they seem to disappear then you need to check out if they were involved in the riots and what was their fate. Sentences for those caught ranged from hanging to transportation to fines.

Great site, well worth a look even if your folk weren’t ag labs.


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Napoleonic Wars

clip_image002This is a jolly nice site for those of you with ancestors who were involved in the Napoleonic Wars. Barbara Chambers, sister of Jill who is an expert on the Swing Riots, has been researching her family connection with soldiers who fought in these wars. This website is the fruit of her 18 years of experience in this area of research. Beautifully presented and easy to read. Go take a look.


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London Land Tax Records has recently published the London Land Tax Valuations for 1910. The records were compiled as part of what became known as the Domesday Survey, the government at the time wanted to re-distribute wealth  through the assessment of land values. Nice idea, but obviously didn’t work that well!!!

Want to have a look, but not an Ancestry subscriber? Then click here for a free 14 day trial.

St Pancras & Islington Cemetery Records


clip_image002Deceased Online have added the UK’s largest burial ground records to their ever growing collection. This reasonably priced “Pay to View” site offers indexed records together with scans of the original pages. A range of maps & photographs are to be added later this year.

The site has records from a wide area of England & Scotland. This is definitely a site to bookmark and watch.

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