British Genealogy
869 views | +0 today
Follow
British Genealogy
British Genealogy and History of The British Isles
Curated by John Arthur
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

King Alfred the Great's bones discovered inside a MUSEUM

King Alfred the Great's bones discovered inside a MUSEUM | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Researchers believe a pelvis bone, which has been in storage at Winchester City Museum, could belong to the king Alfred.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Secret room in Scottish castle revealed for first time in 500 YEARS

Secret room in Scottish castle revealed for first time in 500 YEARS | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 6ft sq chamber was uncovered during restoration work at Mingary Castle near Kilchoan. It contained a few fragments of bone and the room's purpose is unknown.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Descendant of Franz Ferdinand insists family aren't to blame for WWI

Descendant of Franz Ferdinand insists family aren't to blame for WWI | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Karl Habsburg-Lothringen (pictured) has insisted his family have no need to show any remorse for the war - because they do not need to 'redeem' themselves for anything.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Search new Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records 1919-1934 | findmypast.co.uk blog

Search new Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records 1919-1934 | findmypast.co.uk blog | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Search new Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records 1919-1934
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Looking for your family hero

Looking for your family hero | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The BBC's Matthew Davis visits France in search of the World War I battlefield and bunker where his grandfather won the Victoria Cross for bravery.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

WW1 'sacred soil' arrives in London

WW1 'sacred soil' arrives in London | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
'Sacred soil' from 70 World War One battlefields arrives in London ahead of its internment in a memorial garden.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Widow, 94, reunited with ring she gave WWII fighting husband

Widow, 94, reunited with ring she gave WWII fighting husband | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Betty McAleenan, 94, of Wyoming was reunited with a ring she gave her husband Robert Greebull 70 years ago before he died in a WWII plane wreck in New Guinea.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

War in the 19th century: World's oldest photos of Far East show horrific aftermath of English and French assault on Chinese fort

War in the 19th century: World's oldest photos of Far East show horrific aftermath of English and French assault on Chinese fort | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The pictures were taken by Felice Beato, who travelled with the British Army during the Indian Rebellion and the Second Opium War in China.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Stew for dinner, cramped bunks and jigs on deck: Billionaire behind $175million Titanic II plans to turn third class into an 'adventure holiday' (but will travellers really be DELOUSED when they ge...

Stew for dinner, cramped bunks and jigs on deck: Billionaire behind $175million Titanic II plans to turn third class into an 'adventure holiday' (but will travellers really be DELOUSED when they ge... | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Billionaire Clive Palmer said he was considering the experience of immigrants to America in the early 20th century when his ship launches from Southampton in 2017.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

A salute to Zulu: A spell binding story of raw courage with NO gore, NO political correctness and NO swaggering Yanks... a great British war film on its 50th anniversary

A salute to Zulu: A spell binding story of raw courage with NO gore, NO political correctness and NO swaggering Yanks... a great British war film on its 50th anniversary | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Zulu has the power to grip our attention because it is timeless in theme, look and style - which makes it even more of a surprise that it is half a century old.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Now THAT would have been a warm welcome in the hillsides: Sheep farmer reveals how top secret army unit had orders to 'blow Port Talbot to smithereens' and start a guerrilla war if the Nazis invaded

Now THAT would have been a warm welcome in the hillsides: Sheep farmer reveals how top secret army unit had orders to 'blow Port Talbot to smithereens' and start a guerrilla war if the Nazis invaded | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Dillwyn Thomas, 88, has revealed for the first time that he was given instructions on how to start a suicide guerrilla war in the hills around Port Talbot, South Wales.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

After 68 years, daughter of Anne Frank's classmate finally gets her chance to thank the British officer who saved her mother from Nazi concentration camp

After 68 years, daughter of Anne Frank's classmate finally gets her chance to thank the British officer who saved her mother from Nazi concentration camp | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Grateful Elizabeth Kahn, 59, flew to Israel to meet Major Leonard Berney, 93, from Plymouth and present him with a silver platter in recognition of his heroics.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Basil Clarke: Daily Mail man who went to the trenches in a bowler hat

Basil Clarke: Daily Mail man who went to the trenches in a bowler hat | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail journalist spent three months undercover in war-torn France and smuggled home vivid dispatches. RICHARD EVANS explores the life of an extraordinary war reporter.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Kangaroo drawing that could change Australian history

Kangaroo drawing that could change Australian history | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Experts believe that the drawing, found in a 16th document acquired by the Les Enluminures Gallery in New York, could prove Europeans landed in Australia before 1606.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Camilla's great-granny was branded a German spy

Camilla's great-granny was branded a German spy | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Alice Keppel was the mistress of King Edward VII — which is why Camilla is said to have commented to a young Prince Charles: ‘My great-grandmother and your great-great-grandfather were lovers. So how about it?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

New parish records to search on findmypast.co.uk | findmypast.co.uk blog

New parish records to search on findmypast.co.uk | findmypast.co.uk blog | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
New parish records to search on findmypast.co.uk
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Search 19 million new British rate book records on findmypast | findmypast.co.uk blog

Search 19 million new British rate book records on findmypast | findmypast.co.uk blog | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Search 19 million new British rate book records on findmypast
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Rolls show what 1905 Scots owned

Rolls show what 1905 Scots owned | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Financial records covering more than two million Scots at the start of the 20th Century are being released online for the first time.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Iron Age fort reveals edge of steel

Iron Age fort reveals edge of steel | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Archaeologists identify the earliest use of steel in the British Isles from a fort site in East Lothian.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

SS Thistlegorm: Divers explore British munitions shipwreck in Egypt

SS Thistlegorm: Divers explore British munitions shipwreck in Egypt | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The SS Thistlegorm shipwreck, a British munitions ship sunk by a German bomber in 1941 off the coast of Egypt, lays undisturbed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Gold doubloon worth $16 more than two centuries ago expected to fetch at least $5 MILLION at auction

Gold doubloon worth $16 more than two centuries ago expected to fetch at least $5 MILLION at auction | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The gold doubloon was struck in 1787 and was the fledgling country's first ever coin intended for circulation in its emerging colonies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Just How Popular is Genealogy? | Genealogy & History News

Just How Popular is Genealogy? | Genealogy & History News | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
If you were to ask 100 people if they have any interest in learning more about their ancestors, the vast majority of people would say ‘yes’. But ask it slightly differently, and you're likely to get quite a different answer ...
more...
Derek Davey's curator insight, January 6, 2014 9:52 AM

Thought this was fascinating.  Need some research? Want to learn more about your family history?

Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Son installs interactive QR barcode on his father's gravestone so cemetery visitors can learn about his brave service in Arctic Convoys during World War Two

Son installs interactive QR barcode on his father's gravestone so cemetery visitors can learn about his brave service in Arctic Convoys during World War Two | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
IT developer Joe Davies used the technology to give people visiting his father, Merchant Seaman Charles Davies's grave, an interactive look at his life.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Across the heir waves: Historic moment image of future King Edward VIII becomes first TV picture sent beyond London... to shop-owner's home in Yorkshire in 1929

Across the heir waves: Historic moment  image of future King Edward VIII becomes first TV picture sent beyond London... to shop-owner's home in Yorkshire in 1929 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The first TV image was officially received outside London on a £20 portable device known as a ‘Model A Televisor’ at 11am on October 8, 1929 in Shipley, West Yorkshire.
more...
No comment yet.