British Genealogy
Follow
Find
776 views | +0 today
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!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Parish records 1538-2005 | Baptism, marriage and burial records | Findmypast.co.uk

Search parish records dating back as far as 1538. View baptism, marriage and burial records including Church of England, Roman Catholic, Jewish and non-Conformist burials
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Millions of school records to be published online for the first time | findmypast.co.uk blog

Millions of school records to be published online for the first time | findmypast.co.uk blog | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
We’re excited to announce that we’ve started work on a pioneering two-year project to publish over one million England and Wales school registers online for the
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Newest Genealogy Records on the Internet

Newest Genealogy Records on the Internet | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Newest genealogy records available on the internet.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Found... the sketch that first captured the magic of Poohsticks

Found... the sketch that first captured the magic of Poohsticks | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
It inspired one of the simplest and most enchanting games for generations of children growing up without the aid of technology.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Billions of records to be made available to search | findmypast.co.uk blog

Billions of records to be made available to search | findmypast.co.uk blog | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
  Annelies van den Belt, the new CEO of DC Thomson Family History, the British-based leader in online family history and owner of findmypast and Genes
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

Records of WW1 Ships Lost at Sea added to findmypast.co.uk | findmypast.co.uk blog

Records of WW1 Ships Lost at Sea added to findmypast.co.uk | findmypast.co.uk blog | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Details of British Royal Navy ships destroyed during the First World War can now be found online at findmypast.co.uk The records have been published in
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Arthur
Scoop.it!

1910 beauty book offers bizarre and outdated advice

1910 beauty book offers bizarre and outdated advice | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
In Health and Beauty Hints, a 1910 book by Margaret Mixter, the author offers odd tips like 'if a double chin is to be removed, rub vigorously to wear away the fat'.
more...
No comment yet.