Prisoners of War Records now online

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<script type=text/javascript src= ads.js></script></div></p>FindMyPast has added WW1 & WW2 Prisoners of War records to their military collection. The records were provided by the Naval & Military Press and consist of 7,703 British Army Officers who were Prisoners of War between 1914 and 1918 and over 170,000 records for British Officers and Men held in WW2. The WW2 records include Navy & Air Force personnel as well as Army.

The records vary in amount of information offered, but each entry could contain name, rank, service, section, dates held, death if it occurred in captivity, camp name etc.

This set of records will add much to researching the life of military ancestors.

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Royal Household Records

Royal Household RecordsI posted about this record set just a few days ago and now they are online – gosh things move fast in the family history world !!

This collection offers a real insight to life in the Royal Household, just the thing for the Jubilee Weekend. It is not just those high up on the royal servant pecking order that get mentioned so this dataset is worth searching even if you feel your ancestor never got further than scrubbing the royal kitchen floor!

Personally I am hoping to find a Keeper of the Lions in the Tower ancestor or perhaps a Royal Molecatcher or two !!

Enjoy Royal Household Records

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Kent burial transcripts online

FindMyPast has added burial transcripts for Kent to their parish records collection. This time the parishes are Northfleet, Dartford & Gravesend and the time period is 1788 – 1983, all three parishes are quite big places so this addition comprised more than 48,000 records.

These transcripts were compiled by members of the Kent Family History Society and are made available in association with the Federation of Family History Societies. A great addition to the Kent Collection.

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Suffolk Parish registers online

FindMyPast has added lots more baptism and marriage transcripts for Suffolk to their parish records collection. The time period covered is Baptisms 1754-1905 and Marriages 1754-1812.

These transcripts were compiled by members of the Suffolk Family History Society and are made available in association with the Federation of Family History Societies. What would we do without sure organisations!

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Red Cross Nursing Awards

Findmypast has just put a new dataset online. It is another of Sue Light’s indexes regarding the nursing profession. The Red Cross Nursing Awards were given to some 8,969 people, both men and women for “special exertions in providing for the nursing, or for attending to, sick and wounded soldiers and sailors”. These records span the period 1883 to 1994.

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