Archives for January 2012

West Ham Burial records

Deceased Online have just announced an addition to their extensive Greater London holdings. West Ham, Newham Cemetery opened in 1857 and was one of London’s first publicly owned cemeteries. The cemetery covers 22 acres and comprises 180,000 burials. Elizabeth Stride, one of the victims of Jack the Ripper, is buried in this cemetery.

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The Wiener Library

The Wiener Library has relocated from Devonshire Street to 29 Russell Square, just round the corner from the British museum.

The library was established by Alfred Wiener, a German Jew who fled Germany in 1933. It is said to be the oldest Holocaust Memorial Institution in the world and contains much of interest for those with Jewish ancestry. Many of the resources are available online.

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Royal Navy Museum

If you have ancestors who were members of the Royal Navy, whatever their rank – low or high – there is sure to be some great background information on this web site. You might even be tempted to visit the museum and use their archives whilst the family take a tour of HMS Victory and browse in the museum and shop.


Appleton, Cheshire Burial Records

clip_image002Our friends at FindMyPast have just released the burial records for Appleton, Cheshire 1800 – 2002. So if you have ancestors from this parish it’s your lucky day Winking smile

The records have been provided by the Cheshire Family History Society.

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The Thoroton Society

clip_image002The previous posting about The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway led me to this website, The Thoroton Society, which is the leading historical & archaeological society for Nottinghamshire. The aims of the society are to promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the history, archaeology and antiquities of Nottinghamshire, and to support local research and conservation.

This looks to be a very interesting & informative website which would be very useful to give a background to Nottinghamshire ancestors. It’s going onto my list of sites to spend time browsing at the weekend.