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The spy photo that fooled us: Historian unravels mystery over picture said to be of an elusive slave turned Union spy during civil war

The spy photo that fooled us: Historian unravels mystery over picture said to be of an elusive slave turned Union spy during civil war | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
For years a blurry picture of a woman posing with a parasol was believed to Mary Bowser, the slave turned Union spy during the civil war.
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Is it right to question Israel's right to Exist - The Petition Site

For over two thousand years the Jewish community have suffered because of their race and identity and...
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Newest Genealogy Records

Newest Genealogy Records | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Newest genealogy records available on the internet.
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WWI hero who won VC was so depressed by war he considered deserting

WWI hero who won VC was so depressed by war he considered deserting | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Lance Corporal John Thomas was awarded the Victoria Cross after risking his life during World War One to obtain key battle information. But these letters reveal he thought about deserting just months earlier.
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WW1's last victim died from his bullet wounds 47 years after conflict

WW1's last victim died from his bullet wounds 47 years after conflict | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Walter Satterthwaite, pictured, from Letchworth, Hertfordshire died of blood loss in 1963 after surgeons amputated his leg which was in chronic pain since it was paralysed on the Western Front in 1917.
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The fearless heroism of George Osborne, MC... by George Osborne, MP

The fearless heroism of George Osborne, MC... by George Osborne, MP | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
As dusk fell at on March 21, 1918, Derrick Osborne, a 20-year-old Lieutenant in the Durham Light Infantry, was killed, writes CHANCELLOR GEORGE OSBORNE.
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Twenty-five skeletons found on farm

Twenty-five skeletons found on farm | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed more than two dozen skeletons in what is thought to be an ancient cemetery at Chester Farm, near Irchester.
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Great Britain, Atlas and Index of Parish Registers

Great Britain, Atlas and Index of Parish Registers | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more online at Ancestry.co.uk
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War through a lens: Poignant photos reveal reality of life during WW1

War through a lens: Poignant photos reveal reality of life during WW1 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 70 rarely-seen original prints caught soldiers in their everyday lives and are expected to fetch £3,000 at an auction next Wednesday in Blandford, Dorset.
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Nazi poster girl declared 'ideal Aryan baby' in propaganda was JEWISH

Nazi poster girl declared 'ideal Aryan baby' in propaganda was JEWISH | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A baby photograph of Hessy Taft, 80, was used on the front of a magazine and postcards after it was submitted by a Berlin photographer to a competition run by the Nazi party to find the 'perfect Aryan baby'.
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The 'Hammer of Thor' unearthed in Denmark

The 'Hammer of Thor' unearthed in Denmark | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Archaeologists, working with the National Museum of Denmark, have unearthed an unusual 10th century amulet in Købelev on the Danish island of Lolland.
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The Key to Understanding Family Relationships

The Key to Understanding Family Relationships | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
How to use a family tree relationship chart.
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Anne Frank's diary brought to life in new multimillion pound play featuring stunningly realistic sets in specially-built Amsterdam theatre

Anne Frank's diary brought to life in new multimillion pound play featuring stunningly realistic sets in specially-built Amsterdam theatre | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Simply titled 'Anne', the show transports viewers back to the Amsterdam apartment where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis during the Second World War.
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Stand for Israel | The Soul of a Young Girl: Anne Frank’s Birthday

Stand for Israel | The Soul of a Young Girl: Anne Frank’s Birthday | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Today marks the 85th birthday of Anne Frank, teenage diarist, Holocaust victim, and young girl
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The most moving love story of the first world war

The most moving love story of the first world war | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
This is a true story of wartime determination and devotion - of a young woman's passionate love that defied social convention in an era when women didn't even have the vote.
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How Many People Live to 100?

How Many People Live to 100? | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
What percentage of the population lives to 100?
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Remains of Boudicca's victims unearthed in Essex

Remains of Boudicca's victims unearthed in Essex | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the Colchester Archaeological Trust discovered the skull fragment (pictured) dating back to 61AD redevelopment in the county.
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26 gold and silver pieces discovered after 2000 years in Peak District

26 gold and silver pieces discovered after 2000 years in Peak District | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Member of the public uncovered treasure hoard in Dovedale in the Peak District, sparking a full-scale excavation of the site.
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How to build your own fireworks the 18th century way

How to build your own fireworks the 18th century way | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The handwritten 232-page book, (pictured) titled Artificial Fireworks, was produced in 1785 and later archived by California-based Getty Institute.
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Britain BC - Francis Pryor's Top Rated UK Bronze Age Sites | Culture24

Britain BC - Francis Pryor's Top Rated UK Bronze Age Sites | Culture24 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
To mark the screening of his Channel 4 documentary, Britain BC, Francis Pryor gave us the lowdown on his favourite Bronze Age sites.
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Graves of 1,700-year-old wealthy Romans discovered by students

Graves of 1,700-year-old wealthy Romans discovered by students | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Around 85 students from Bournemouth University discovered the grave (pictured) 300ft (91 metres) where a 4th century villa was found in Blandford, Dorset.
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Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The medal was bought by billionaire Lord Ashcroft, who holds the world’s biggest collection of Victoria Cross medals estimated to be worth £40 million.
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New Costume Institute exhibit to explore Victorian mourning fashions

New Costume Institute exhibit to explore Victorian mourning fashions | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire opens on October 21 and will feature 30 ensembles, as well as assorted artifacts, spanning from 1815 to 1915.
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Newest Genealogy Records

Newest Genealogy Records | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
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The deadly trap that resulted in Nazi carnage and an Allied victory

The deadly trap that resulted in Nazi carnage and an Allied victory | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
As July 1944 came to an end, hardened British tank crews fighting their way through Normandy came up against a new and unexpected hazard, writes Antony Beevor.
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Ancient coin could explain murder of would-be king

Ancient coin could explain murder of would-be king | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Darrin Simpson, pictured, who found the coin in a Sussex field in March using a metal detector, will split the sale price with the farmer who owns the land.
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14 billion global records - Ancestry.co.uk

Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more online at Ancestry.co.uk
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