Portrait & Studio Photographers -19th & 20th Century

clip_image002This site offers a database of 19th & 20th photographers with biographies, information on dating of old photographs and a list of resources.

A neat and tidy site with much information and easy to use.


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.




Met Police Records

clip_image002If you find some police officers in your ancestry and they served in the Metropolitan Police Force then this is the site for you.

Timelines, gallery of old images, history of policing and details of the archives. Plenty to read and see and there is advice on how to access and use the records that the archives hold.

Plus there are pages dedicated to some of the more famous historical criminals that the Met has had dealings with.



Theatrical Ancestors

If you have ancestors who trod the boards then this site might well be clip_image002of interest to you. Lots of pictures, information, maps, posters – you name it and this site seems to have it!

Great work Matthew Lloyd!



Aussie Newspapers online

clip_image002Many of us will have ancestors who ventured or were sent to Australia. A great resource apart from the usual births, marriages & deaths registers etc. is newspapers. The early newspapers recorded all the local gossip as well as national and international news so it is always worthwhile seeing if your family feature in them.

The National Library of Australia has scanned thousands of the old newspapers in their car and put them online and what’s more access is free. Great Smile


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