Hertfordshire Memories

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What a great website for those, like me, with Hertfordshire ancestors. Lots of different categories; people, work, towns, villages, diaries & letters and lots of photos too.

http://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/index.aspx

 

The Huguenot Society of Great Britain

The Huguenot Society of Great BritainMany family historians find hidden amongst the branches of their family trees a connection to the French Protestants who fled their homelands to find religious freedom in England.

A usual place to start your search for these ancestors and to understand the background and reasons for their flight is The Huguenot Society of Great Britain. The site has a family history section as well as a  list of their publications and details of their library. I see that an index to the Proceeding & Quarto Series in now online.

http://www.huguenotsociety.org.uk/

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Community Trees

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>In the April issue of WDYTYA magazine there is a very useful article about how to get the best out of www.familysearch.org. It is written by Sharon Hintz who is the director of the London Family History Centre. Sharon is an excellent genealogist who really knows her subject.

One of the items in the article caught my eye because I had used this dataset, but couldn’t seem to find it later on the website. It was Boyd’s Inhabitants of London and I had found it had one or two entries for my Pottinger family. I have to admit I hadn’t spent much time looking on the site and had put it in the “must get back and search for this properly” bin !!

Anyway below is the link for that dataset, but even if that doesn’t interest you take a look at all the other datasets on offer. There are items from all round the world, but Surrey Visitations, info on Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire & Royal and Noble Houses with Colonial American Connections caught my eye.

I’m off to have a happy few hours searching round this part of the Familysearch site as soon as I have finished this post!!

http://histfam.familysearch.org/learnmore.php

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Royal Artillery Medals & Honours

Royal Artillery Medals & HonoursMy father was in the Royal Artillery during WW2, that was until he got transferred to the East African Army and sent to Nairobi to learn Swahili. An interesting move on the British Army’s part as he was a bricklayer who hadn’t travel outside of Hampshire until he got his call up papers !! Anyway I digress…..

Find My Past has the nominal rolls of more than 16,500 military medals, which were awarded to members of the Royal Regiment of Artillery from WWI to the Falklands War.

These records could provide you with fascinating information about your ancestors’ military service, including the unit they served in, the type of service and details of the award itself.

They also have available for searching 21,400 Royal Artillery honours and awards for the period 1939-1946. The awards were given to officers and men of the Royal Regiment of Artillery for their gallantry and dedication during WWII. These records are a nominal roll of those awards.

So if you think your ancestor was in the Royal Artillery this could be a treasure trove of information.

www.findmypast.co.uk

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Overleigh Cemetery Records now online

Overleigh Cemetery Records now onlineDeceased Online have added the records for Overleigh Cemetery 1850 – 1953 to their website.

  • The records date from 1850 to 1953; records for 1953 to October 2011, the Overleigh ‘New’ Cemetery, are already on www.deceasedonline.com.
  • The records comprise burial register scans and grave details; maps indicating grave locations will be added in the near future.
  • Overleigh Cemetery contains many historically interesting burials and beautiful memorials such as the celebrated ‘Queen of the Gypsies’, Mary Finney, and her husband Guilderoy Finney.
  • The Cemetery also has many records featuring Irish names so will be of interest to the Irish diaspora.
  • The total dataset for the council area, Cheshire West and Chester, now comprises over 200,000 burial and cremation records.
  • For further details, see the ‘database coverage’ section at www.deceasedonline.com.
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