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Visit Churchill’s Britain

Many people (myself included) consider Winston Churchill to be one of the greatest ever Englishmen. He successfully led the country through one of the worst crises it had ever faced; the Second World War. [...]

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Find Your English & Welsh Rural Ancestors with Tithe Maps

Most of us have 19th Century rural ancestors, usually agricultural labourers working on farms. We may also have ancestors that owned or rented some land. If this is the case and if you have [...]

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10 Great Scottish Genealogy Research Books

Good Scottish genealogy research is much more than finding vital records and census returns at Scotland’s People. Scotland has a rich history and there are many sources of information to help the family historian [...]

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How to Find Irish Parish Registers

Following on from my earlier posts looking at Irish civil registration and Irish censuses, today I’m going to look at Irish Parish Registers. Unlike in Scotland where almost all church records (Established and Roman Catholic) [...]

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How to find Irish Censuses

This post is another in a series looking at Irish genealogy records and follows on from my recent one about civil registration. I know from personal experience how difficult it is researching Irish ancestry as [...]

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The Beatles in London

Like many people throughout the World, I love the music of The Beatles. I was too young to see them live in the 1960s, but I started buying their records in the 1970s and [...]

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Britain’s Interesting Places: St Ives

This is part of a series looking at Britain’s interesting places not normally visited by tourists.  There are two towns in England called St. Ives, the most well known is probably the fishing town [...]

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How to Find Free Irish Vital Records

If you have Irish ancestors, you’ve probably noticed that it is not that easy finding them. At least it’s not as easy as finding Scottish, English or Welsh ancestors. The main reason for this [...]

  • was_your_ancestor_a_suffragette_bespoke_genealogy

Was Your Ancestor a Suffragette?

2018 marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the United Kingdom. To celebrate that fact, FindMyPast UK has free access to British Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records until 8th [...]

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