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Stand for Israel | Neither Can the Floods Drown It: A Titanic Love Story

Stand for Israel | Neither Can the Floods Drown It: A Titanic Love Story | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Isidor and Ida Straus, a Jewish couple who died aboard the Titanic, displayed true love until the tragic end
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Museum of Victorian and war-time shops goes on sale

Museum of Victorian and war-time shops goes on sale | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Jan and Graham Upton, both 66, are selling their museum How We Lived Then, in Eastbourne, Sussex, after running it for 25 years.
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1,800-year-old face of 'Beachy Head Lady' revealed for the first time

1,800-year-old face of 'Beachy Head Lady' revealed for the first time | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Her skeleton was discovered in East Sussex in 1953, and she is thought to have lived around AD245 - the middle of the Roman period in Britain.
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Explore America's history the 21st century way with: 700 digital maps

Explore America's history the 21st century way with: 700 digital maps | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932, has been digitised by The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond.
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Has the Voynich manuscript been DECODED? Text may be written in Aztec

Has the Voynich manuscript been DECODED? Text may be written in Aztec | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A U.S. botanist studied the plants drawn in the book and claims that instead of originating in Europe, it may have been written in Mexico, in the language of Nahuatl.
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Top-secret Nazi 'A-to-Z of Britain' reveals how Hitler's stormtroopers would have picked where to send their children to school after invading Britain

Top-secret Nazi 'A-to-Z of Britain' reveals how Hitler's stormtroopers would have picked where to send their children to school after invading Britain | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The chilling booklet gives an insight into the reality that could have been if Adolf Hitler's Germany had successfully defeated Britain during the Second World War.
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Why the real World War One heroine who was inspiration behind Downton Abbey refused to accept a CBE for her work caring for the wounded

Why the real World War One heroine who was inspiration behind Downton Abbey refused to accept a CBE for her work caring for the wounded | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, who trained as a nurse and turned Hihgclere Castle into a military hospital, did not think she merited the award offered in the 1920 Honours List.
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The 19th century missionary who dared to question the Bible: Private letters from Bishop John Colenso to go on public display for first time

The 19th century missionary who dared to question the Bible: Private letters from Bishop John Colenso to go on public display for first time | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
John Colenso, pictured, was one of the first bishops in South Africa. He was excommunicated for challenging the idea that Biblical books including Genesis were written personally by Moses.
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Ask the photo expert - portrait of great-grandparents? | News | findmypast.co.uk

Ask the photo expert - portrait of great-grandparents? | News | findmypast.co.uk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Ask the photo expert - portrait of great-grandparents?
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Search 19 million new British rate book records on findmypast | News | findmypast.co.uk

Search 19 million new British rate book records on findmypast | News | findmypast.co.uk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Search 19 million new British rate book records on findmypast
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findmypast releases 2.5 million new British in India records | News | findmypast.co.uk

findmypast releases 2.5 million new British in India records | News | findmypast.co.uk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
We’ve just published 2.5 million new British in India records. These handwritten records are exclusive to findmypast and available online for the first time.
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Viking ship afloat on a sea of flame

Viking ship afloat on a sea of flame | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The annual Up Helly Aa fire festival takes place in Shetland on the last Tuesday of January. The tradition, which originated in the 1880s, celebrates the island's Norse heritage.
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How we kept Uncle Frank's head in a hat box

How we kept Uncle Frank's head in a hat box | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
August 10, 1746, was not such a nice day for five-times great-uncle Frank Towneley (pictured) - it was the day he was hung, drawn and quartered. But his head was not disposed of straight away.
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WW1 Royal family rift revealed in stunning portraits

WW1 Royal family rift revealed in stunning portraits | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Despite the best efforts of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, Tsar Nicholas II and George V all loathed Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II.
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Historian finds unprocessed antique family portraits inside vintage AGFA box camera - pictures show a mystery happy group of people at a train station in the 1930s or 40s

Historian finds unprocessed antique family portraits inside vintage AGFA box camera - pictures show a mystery happy group of people at a train station in the 1930s or 40s | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Michala Hulme, from Knutsford, Cheshire, received an AGFA box camera for her birthday and found an undeveloped film with four photographs.
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History’s worst epidemic started in China and spread via Canada, researcher contends

History’s worst epidemic started in China and spread via Canada, researcher contends | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
For Postmedia News Spanish flu, the global pandemic that took the lives of more than 50 million people around the end of First World War, appears to have originated in China before spreading to the wider world via […]
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Charlemagne's bones are (probably) real, scientists confirm

Charlemagne's bones are (probably) real, scientists confirm | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
After 26 years of research, German scientists are satisfied that bones held for centuries are Aachen Cathedral, Germany, are those of the king of the Franks.
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Museum of London unveils set of VERY racy 18th century tiles

Museum of London unveils set of VERY racy 18th century tiles | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The reliefs were discovered in 1962 but have been kept under lock and key ever since and have never gone on public display before.
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Our slave owner great grandfather 'was the very model of morality'

Our slave owner great grandfather 'was the very model of morality' | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Critics of the film believe the portrayal of Louisiana slave master William Ford (left) is little more than a cartoon characterisation.
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Unlikeliest relatives: How her Majesty really is Johnny Depp's cousin.

Unlikeliest relatives: How her Majesty really is Johnny Depp's cousin. | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
There was much surprise when family records revealed David Cameron and TV comedian Al Murray are distant cousins and now we've unearthed some other rather unlikely celebrity family links.
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The secret city hidden under... Ramsgate!

The secret city hidden under... Ramsgate! | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
This was not merely a hiding place. This network of tunnels was an underground metropolis where many people lived for months on end without seeing the light of day.
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Search new Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records 1919-1934 | News | findmypast.co.uk

Search new Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records 1919-1934 | News | findmypast.co.uk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Search new Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records 1919-1934
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Ask the photo expert - Victorian family portrait | News | findmypast.co.uk

Ask the photo expert - Victorian family portrait | News | findmypast.co.uk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
This week, our photo experts explains David's Victorian family portrait
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British In India Success Story: Discovering a soldier's marriage to a teenage bride | News | findmypast.co.uk

British In India Success Story: Discovering a soldier's marriage to a teenage bride | News | findmypast.co.uk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
findmypast’s Aoife O’Connor had hit a brick wall tracing her family history, until she discovered records from the British in India collection.
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Field Marshal Montgomery wanted Boy Scouts to help rehabilitate Nazis

Field Marshal Montgomery wanted Boy Scouts to help rehabilitate Nazis | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The document, written on July 14, 1945, two months after Germany surrendered and Hitler committed suicide, will be auctioned in Los Angeles tomorrow.
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