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Soldier refused to die: WWI hero was dumped alive on a pile of bodies

Soldier refused to die: WWI hero was dumped alive on a pile of bodies | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Major Robert Collie, who survived the Battle of the Somme and Ypres, was shot at Passchendale and left to die on a pile of bodies but was saved by a passing medic.
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Why Stonehenge might have been used as a giant xylophone

Why Stonehenge might have been used as a giant xylophone | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
According to experts from London's Royal College of Art, some of the stones sound like bells, drums, and gongs when they are played.
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Children of Kindertransport recall fleeing Hitler's murder machine

Children of Kindertransport recall fleeing Hitler's murder machine | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
To mark the 75th anniversary of the first group of children arriving at the port of Harwich, five survivors recall fleeing their homes and leaving their families behind.
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Bleak beauty: Evocative photographs of post-war Paris taken in 1946

Bleak beauty: Evocative photographs of post-war Paris taken in 1946 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
American photographer Ed Clark travelled to the city to shoot a feature for LIFE magazine, but he found a city on its knees, as these stunning images show.
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Family Tree magazine Christmas 2013 — Family Tree

Family Tree magazine Christmas 2013 — Family Tree | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
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WWII hero's sisters learn truth about his fate as plane is found

WWII hero's sisters learn truth about his fate as plane is found | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Nora and Molly Williams, now in their eighties, from Scarborough, North Yorks, were teenagers when their brother Sgt John Currey failed to return from a Berlin bombing raid in 1943.
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Utah rising from her knees: Poignant black and white photographs document success stories of farmers left destitute by Great Depression who fought to get back on their feet

Utah rising from her knees: Poignant black and white photographs document success stories of farmers left destitute by Great Depression who fought to get back on their feet | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Between 1936 and 1940, the Farm Security Administration sent photographer Dorothea Lange to Utah to show the lives of farmers who had received loans from the federal government.
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Copy of psalms dated 1640 sells at auction for record $14.2M

Copy of psalms dated 1640 sells at auction for record $14.2M | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The first book printed in what is now the United States, a copy of the Bay Psalm Book was sold by Sotheby's in Manhattan on Tuesday for just under $14.2 million, surpassing the previous record-setters of Shakespeare's first folio and 'Birds of...
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Mabel's War: Diaries of World War One nurse reveal lives of horrifically injured soldiers as she treated them back home

Mabel's War: Diaries of World War One nurse reveal lives of horrifically injured soldiers as she treated them back home | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Nurse Mabel Earp, pictured with husband George Leach, who nursed wounded soldiers sent home to Cheshire, kept notebooks and sketchbooks that offer a fascinating insight into the Great War.
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What the symbols on coats of arms, family crests and seals mean - Genes Reunited Blog - Genes Reunited

What the symbols on coats of arms, family crests and seals mean - Genes Reunited Blog - Genes Reunited | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Family tree site, Genes Reunited, is the largest family tree tracing site in the UK a lot of relations and free software to trace your family tree.
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Builder stumbles across rare coins during renovation on Lindisfarne

Builder stumbles across rare coins during renovation on Lindisfarne | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Some of the coins found by builder Richard Mason on the North Sea island could date back to the 15th century, with one stamped with Pope Clement VII.
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Free genealogy websites

Free genealogy websites | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
MyHeritage offers an easy way to search free genealogy websites. Search over 1,400 genealogical databases simultaneously with MyHeritage Research.
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British Newspapers search at findmypast.co.uk

British Newspapers search at findmypast.co.uk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Search British Newspapers on findmypast.co.uk - millions of pages of historical newspapers
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'Oh! How our hearts do ache': Heartfelt poems reveal suffering of families left behind by the First World War's 16 million dead

'Oh! How our hearts do ache': Heartfelt poems reveal suffering of families left behind by the First World War's 16 million dead | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
An ancestry website has published a series of poems - written by wives, parents, brothers, sisters and orphaned children - to 'bring home' the sorrow of the families of those who died in battle.
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Scotland's oldest bride and groom tie the knot after more than 30 years together

Scotland's oldest bride and groom tie the knot after more than 30 years together | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
BILL BURNETT, 86, and his 89-year-old partner Jane Pollock had been living together for three decades before Bill proposed, and the couple eventually married at South Leith Parish Church in Edinburgh yesterday.
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Rare colors portraits by Hitler's personal photographer

Rare colors portraits by Hitler's personal photographer | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Rarely seen color photographs of the Third Reich by the German dictator's own beloved personal photographer Hugo Jaeger give a startling glimpse into the larger than life celebrations from Hitler's heinous reign.
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Archaeologists unearth a medieval mass grave next to Durham Cathedral

Archaeologists unearth a medieval mass grave next to Durham Cathedral | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Durham University experts said that some of the corpses are arranged in a North-South alignment instead of the conventional East-West arrangement found in medieval graves.
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‘Elizabeth of York,’ by Alison Weir

‘Elizabeth of York,’ by Alison Weir | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Alison Weir chronicles the life of the first Tudor queen.
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Is this Jack the Ripper? Crime writer Patricia Cornwell claims to have 'cracked' the mystery and to have new evidence linking it to the royal family

Is this Jack the Ripper? Crime writer Patricia Cornwell claims to have 'cracked' the mystery and to have new evidence linking it to the royal family | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The best-selling writer has spent 11 years researching London's most famous serial killer and says Walter Sickert, pictured, is the culprit.
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exhibition reveals they started it all 300 years ago

exhibition reveals they started it all 300 years ago | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Many aspects of modern life, from shopping to a rampant hunger for celebrity gossip, have their roots in Georgian Britain.
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A teen Grand Duchess Anastasia captures her own reflection in 1913

A teen Grand Duchess Anastasia captures her own reflection in 1913 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Using a Kodak Brownie, a camera released in 1900, and a mirror to capture her own likeness, the then 13-year-old is seen gazing at herself with curiosity.
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War medals and what they mean - Genes Reunited Blog - Genes Reunited

War medals and what they mean - Genes Reunited Blog - Genes Reunited | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Family tree site, Genes Reunited, is the largest family tree tracing site in the UK a lot of relations and free software to trace your family tree.
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Panoramic pictures of church ceilings

Panoramic pictures of church ceilings | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Richard Silver, from Brooklyn, New York, has travelled around the world taking photos since he gave up his job as a stockbroker and pursued his hobby full-time.
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Public Record Office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Public Record Office

The Public Record Office (abbreviated as PRO, pronounced as three letters and referred to as the PRO) was the national archive service of the United Kingdom from 1838 until 2003, when it was merged with the Historical Manuscripts Commission to form The National Archives.

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Free Genealogy and Family History Online - The USGenWeb Project

Free Genealogy and Family History Online - The USGenWeb Project | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Free genealogy and family history online made possible by the USGenWeb Project volunteers. Search free genealogy websites for your ancestors.
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