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The Beatles in London

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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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Was Your Ancestor a Suffragette?

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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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Explore London Underground’s Amazing Architecture

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The London Underground is the oldest subway system in the World; the stretch of what is now the Hammersmith & City Line between Paddington and Farringdon opened in 1863. Over the years the system [...]

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Online British Newspapers

January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

British newspapers are an incredibly useful resource for genealogists as well as other historians researching the UK and Ireland. If you are looking for your British roots or investigating British history, then [...]

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Visit Peterborough in 2018 and celebrate the Cathedral’s 900th Birthday

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

England is a compact country stuffed full of history. So any history enthusiast visiting is really spoilt for choice when considering places to see in England. A destination often overlooked [...]

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10 Great Books about the London Underground

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

If you are interested in the history of London, then you are probably also interested in the history of the London Underground; the Tube. The oldest part of the Underground is the stretch of [...]

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How to Find Free Historical Images of England

January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

I love looking at old photographs, especially of places that I have some connection to, whether they are of a place I used to live or work or where my [...]

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Free Scottish Archive Directory and Parish Records Guide

December 31st, 2017|0 Comments

In the Resources section of this website are parish register guides for England and Wales containing archive and family history directories for every historic county in these countries. I have now added [...]

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