The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

Family History GenealogyThis website sadly doesn’t have their records online, but it does give information on how to access the records and has a separate page about family history. If you have discovered an Apothecary on your family tree then it would be well worth your while to try and research further. Some fascinating records and history could await you.

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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 Smile

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Royal Household Records to go online

If you think you have an ancestor who worked for the Royal family then here is some good news for !! An agreement has been reached between FindMyPast and the Royal Archives to scan and place online on the FindMyPast website documents that will help trace the employment history of the Royal employees.

The records range from the 17th century to 1920. Something to look forward to!!

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Warwickshire Online Databases

Whilst we are on the subject of Warwickshire …….. the Warwickshire Record Office has a range of online databases which would be very helpful to those with Warwickshire family.

Victuallers Database
The Victuallers database is a database containing details of licensed victuallers in Warwickshire from 1801-1828. The information has been taken from the series of registers of calendars of Victuallers’ Recognizances held by the County Record Office.

Tithe Apportionments Database
Tithe Apportionments database contains information from the Warwickshire tithe apportionments, produced after the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836. Not all our parishes have apportionments, but those that have now appear on this website and the data entry is complete.

Calendar of Prisoners
The Calendars of Prisoners database is an index to the ‘Calendars of Prisoners’ or lists of those held in the County Prisons (in Warwick, Birmingham and Coventry) for trial at the Courts of Assize and the Quarter Sessions courts held in Warwick between 1800 and 1900.

Windows on Warwickshire
Windows on Warwickshire is a searchable database of images of historic photographs and other items held at Warwickshire museums, archives and libraries, as well as Compton Verney Art Gallery and Warwick Castle.

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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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