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Most Recent Genealogy Records for Scotland

Most Recent Genealogy Records for Scotland | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A list and description of the most recent genealogy records for Scotland.
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The house that time forgot: Hundreds of antiques discovered in country mansion where little has changed in 100 years

The house that time forgot: Hundreds of antiques discovered in country mansion where little has changed in 100 years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 18th Century mansion The Hermitage, in Northumberland, has been described as the house "that time forgot".
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When freedom came ashore: Stunning shots of Allied troops storming Omaha Beach in Normandy by war photographer Robert Capa and how they were almost lost forever

When freedom came ashore: Stunning shots of Allied troops storming Omaha Beach in Normandy by war photographer Robert Capa and how they were almost lost forever | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Robert Capa took 106 images of the D-Day landings from the water and all but 11 were destroyed a worker made a mistake when developing the pictures and the film melted.
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How shockingly gory Game of Thrones episode was based on real events in Scottish history including the Black Dinner bloodbath of 1440

How shockingly gory Game of Thrones episode was based on real events in Scottish history including the Black Dinner bloodbath of 1440 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
George R.R. Martin, creator of the books on which the HBO series is based, says the slaughter scene from the most recent episode wasn't entirely made up.
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Letters Shed New Light on World War I’s Christmas Truce

Letters Shed New Light on World War I’s Christmas Truce | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Newly discovered letters sent by a British officer from the Western Front reveal a more complicated truth behind the famous Christmas Truce of 1914.
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HMS Victory as you've never seen it before: The amazing 3D map of Nelson's battleship created by lasers in a bid to help restore it

HMS Victory as you've never seen it before: The amazing 3D map of Nelson's battleship created by lasers in a bid to help restore it | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Scientists have used revolutionary 3D laser scanners to map every millimetre of battleship HMS Victory in Portsmouth.
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Lost work heard for the first time: Songs written by Elgar 120 years ago make their premiere after being deciphered from scribbles inside a notebook

Lost work heard for the first time: Songs written by Elgar 120 years ago make their premiere after being deciphered from scribbles inside a notebook | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Bristol discovered two pieces by British composer Edward Elgar hidden within his notebooks which are kept at the British Library in London.
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Children in fancy dress and trestle tables in the streets: Readers' pictures from Queen's Coronation 60 years ago today reveal how they celebrated her big day

Children in fancy dress and trestle tables in the streets: Readers' pictures from Queen's Coronation 60 years ago today reveal how they celebrated her big day | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Street parties from Dorset to Middlesbrough were held, children took part in fancy dress competitions and neighbours crowded together to watch the event unfold for the first time on television.
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Palace plot that almost stopped her from being Queen: On the 60th anniversary of the Coronation, explosive documents reveal how her uncle Edward VIII wanted to regain throne after his abdication

Palace plot that almost stopped her from being Queen: On the 60th anniversary of the Coronation, explosive documents reveal how her uncle Edward VIII wanted to regain throne after his abdication | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A sinister palace conspiracy driven by her uncle was secretly hatched to try to stop the Queen becoming sovereign in the years before the death of her father, George VI.
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The GIs who raped France: We know about the mass rape of German women by Stalin's soldiers. Now a new book reveals American troops committed thousands of rapes on French women they were 'liberating'

The GIs who raped France: We know about the mass rape of German women by Stalin's soldiers. Now a new book reveals American troops committed thousands of rapes on French women they were 'liberating' | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
In What Soldiers Do, Professor Mary Louise Roberts of the University of Wisconsin argues that American GIs committed rape thousands of times during the War. And, more surprisingly still, many of their victims were French.
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Richard III documentary DVD goes on sale

Richard III documentary DVD goes on sale | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A DVD about the search for King Richard III has gone on sale.
The DVD set includes the two Channel 4 programmes which followed the University of Leicester's search for the king's lost grave beneath a...
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The emerald dial: Priceless 350-year-old watch made from a single jewel that was left buried under a cellar for centuries

The emerald dial: Priceless 350-year-old watch made from a single jewel that was left buried under a cellar for centuries | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Cheapside Hoard, a dazzling haul of almost 500 pieces from the Elizabethan and early Stuart eras, was uncovered by a group of labourers under a cellar floor in London's Cheapside in 1912.
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I found Roman coins worth £100,000... 20 minutes after buying first metal detector: Novice unearths 'nationally significant' find during first treasure hunt

I found Roman coins worth £100,000... 20 minutes after buying first metal detector: Novice unearths 'nationally significant' find during first treasure hunt | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Wesley Carrington (pictured) found 55 solid-gold Solidi dating back nearly 1,700 years to the decline of the Roman Empire in woods near St Albans, Hertfordshire.
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World's oldest tumour found in the rib of Neanderthal that lived 130,000 YEARS ago

World's oldest tumour found in the rib of Neanderthal that lived 130,000 YEARS ago | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Kansas scientists say the rib fragments discovered in Croatia show evidence of a soft-tissue tumour. The earliest tumours previously discovered were found in Egyptian mummies 4,000 years ago.
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Trentham war veteran remembers daring Dunkirk evacuation

Trentham war veteran remembers daring Dunkirk evacuation | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
DUNKIRK survivor Richard Rogers relived his memories of one of the most daring rescue missions in British history to mark its anniversary week.

Richard, now aged 95, was one of the 330,000 men to be...
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Ghost fleet of Chuuk Lagoon: Tropical waters of South Pacific hide haunting wreckage of World War II battle that left 60 Japanese warships rusting on sea floor

Ghost fleet of Chuuk Lagoon: Tropical waters of South Pacific hide haunting wreckage of World War II battle that left 60 Japanese warships rusting on sea floor | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
In the Second World War Chuuk Lagoon was Japan's main base in the South Pacific, but in 1944, American forces launched an attack and over a three day bombardment more than 60 warships ended up on the floor of the lagoon.
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Eight Bronze Age log boats that are 'more important than the Mary Rose' emerge from a silted up river thousands of years after they were sunk and left to rot

Eight Bronze Age log boats that are 'more important than the Mary Rose' emerge from a silted up river thousands of years after they were sunk and left to rot | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
After raising them from the ground near Peterborough, archaeologists are now conserving them with the same techniques that were used to save the Mary Rose.
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Amateur historian proves '15th century map' that showed Vikings discovered America before Columbus as a fake

Amateur historian proves '15th century map' that showed Vikings discovered America before Columbus as a fake | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Scottish researcher John Paul Floyd has used simple Google searches to investigate the Vinland Map (inset) and claims to have uncovered new proof that suggests it is an elaborate fraud.
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Amelia Earhart: sonar image shows what may be lost aviator's wrecked plane - Telegraph

Amelia Earhart: sonar image shows what may be lost aviator's wrecked plane  - Telegraph | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A new sonar image may show the long-sought wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane at the bottom of the Pacific.
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1930s New York City brought to life thanks to color footage taken by French holidaymaker in 1939

1930s New York City brought to life thanks to color footage taken by French holidaymaker in 1939 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
From Chinatown and the High Line to Washington Square fountain and Harlem, scenes from the summer of 1939 are brought vividly to life in rare color footage of New York City.
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Letters and notes that illustrate Al Capone's descent into dementia go up for sale

Letters and notes that illustrate Al Capone's descent into dementia go up for sale | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
He survived the toughest gangland days in Chicago and a stint in Alcatraz for tax evasion but notorious mob boss Al Capone couldn't escape the ravages of dementia and syphilis that left him prone to violent outbursts.
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Kate Winslet and Sir Laurence Olivier's ancestors feature as historic records go online

Kate Winslet and Sir Laurence Olivier's ancestors feature as historic records go online | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Kate Winslet and Sir Laurence Olivier are among the famous people whose ancestors can be traced online after Surrey County Council launched a digital archive of centuries of records. The authority ...
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