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Christine Report 17 Jan 2004 23:03



Karen Report 17 Jan 2004 23:26

A new forum has just gone online for help with British ancesters: www(.)rootschat(.)co(.)uk It has a chatroom, hundreds of useful links and it's all arranged in an easy to use format. It has already helped me to trace some elusive ancesters. The chatroom is great fun, I'm usually wary of getting involved with chat rooms, but this one is different.


Unknown Report 21 Jan 2004 17:42

I've just discovered a great site with links to many countries genealogical resources and web sites of various people listing their surnames of interest, and lots more. In the search bar enter genealogical limericks. The first web site listed is http(://)pub17(.)bravenet(.)com(/)freelink(/)show(.)php?usernum=1412553443&cpv=1 If you just put the web site address in the address bar as I originally stated, you just get bravenet . com, and it takes an age to find pub 17. Di.


Luciacw Report 21 Jan 2004 20:52

I have just discovered a great website. You can create and customise a timeline for your ancestors, with all the important events that happened during their lifetime. www.ourtimeline(.)com/create_tl_2c(.)html Lucia


Unknown Report 24 Jan 2004 03:57

If you're having a computer problem, take it to www.pcadvisor(.)co(.)uk and click on help forum. Di.


Nina Report 26 Jan 2004 10:51

Don't think this has been mentioned before. Look at above website to see if the name you are researching has been the subject of a one-name study. Two of my husband's tree names have. One of the contacts has been really useful , so much information and very up to date.


Sinead Report 27 Jan 2004 23:10

Another great site for WW1 For WW2 photos Be warned it is a new site so is very busy at the moment but the photos are amazing especially those of Auschwitz where you can see lines of people-it really gets you thinking. Sinead


Gillian Report 28 Jan 2004 00:17 - lots of downloadable (costs £3 a go) wills from the PRO. Plug an ancestor's name into the search facility and see what comes up. I found several suspected ancestors' wills from the 1700s & early 1800s. . http://www(.)motco(.)com/map/81006/ - a really large-scale searchable map of London in 1862. Even shows things like building or terrace names that weren't part of the full address. You can only search for "streets" or "roads" but if you know roughly the area you're looking for you can just keep zoomimg in. . More old London maps (and information about Victorian London, especially public health etc) at


Unknown Report 30 Jan 2004 01:31

Nudge... Been very useful to me as a newby!!!


Nicola Report 1 Feb 2004 19:45



Gillian Report 1 Feb 2004 20:30

For records and info on ARMY officers and soldiers since 1920 you need to contact the following. However, they charge for research. Army Personnel Centre, Historic Disclosures, Mailpoint 400, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX e-mail: apc_historical_disclosures at btconnect/dot/com Tel: A - CLAD:- 0141 224 2743 CLAE - FE:- 0141 224 2826 FI - KE:- 0141 224 2544 KH - OL:- 0141 224 3515 OM - SHEQ:- 0141 224 2744 SHER - Z:- 0141 224 2335


David Report 2 Feb 2004 18:27

Convict Archive Derportations to Australia,Gibralta and Bermuda 1788-1868 also gives the crimes commited think you can also access other counties. www(.)lincolnshire(.)gov(.)uk and go to convict archive Happy hunting David


David Report 3 Feb 2004 16:06

Nudge keep it moving


Unknown Report 5 Feb 2004 15:31

www(.)british-history(.)ac(.)uk/ Includes Commercial guide and street directory of London in 1817, London inhabitants in 1695, Post office directories for London relating to textiles in years 1841,1851+1911. Loads more stuff on there mostly London.


Wendy Report 6 Feb 2004 01:01

There's a site which seems to have every address written down in a list, from cemetary searches, to the lost pubs of bristol, or child emmigration to australia. found it by accident cos live not far from New Brighton and it caught my attention, have a look see wot u think, Wend x http://www(.)newbrightononline(.)org(.)uk/history_trace(.)asp


Zoe Report 6 Feb 2004 12:51

www(.)historicaldirectories(.)co(.)uk Has loads and loads of directories such as Kelly's etc for all regions (although University of Leicester website), found some relations listed under their occupations. Search facility not quite specific enough but def worth the patience of searching each page. Not one of mine this was put on another thread and I tried it so def recommend it. Zoë


Teresa Report 6 Feb 2004 17:46

am quite dim and posted elswhere but have deleted it and am now here!! www(.)iln(.)org(.)uk Illustrated London News -work in progress -huge site- some pages have so much info and images they take an age to load but well worth it. You can see the original pages with a typewritten transcript but you cant zoom in mores the pity - still good tho Teresa Remove brackets as usual

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Sue in Sx Report 6 Feb 2004 19:53

For anyone searching for WW2 relatives..


Rebecca Report 8 Feb 2004 13:23

Nudge. Was on page three again!


Carole Report 12 Feb 2004 22:28

I received a newsletter from the National Archive today. The medals list from World War 1 has just gone online. Only A & B are available at the moment, but it could be worth taking a look: http://www(.)