What English accent did your ancestors speak with back in Elizabethan England? You might be surprised to learn that an American reciting Shakespeare is nearer to the mark than you or I.
The 1925 Valuation Rolls for Scotland have just been launched by Scotland’s People and are free to search.
The People of Northern England (PONE) database is not new but not much heard about either. This database is of the people in the Northern counties of Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland from the C13th. It is drawn from two types of material, one financial and one legal. The financial material is drawn from the pipe…
Although the Medieval Muster roll resource has been around for about 5 years it is worth visiting again. The online muster roll database currently holds just under 94,962 service records, which is an enormous amount of early data. These are taken from muster rolls, housed in The National Archives (TNA), for the years 1369 –…
London Inhabitants in C17th. These lists can be found free online at British History Online and are a fascinating read. As data gets absorbed into the big genealogical search engines it’s nice to re-visit old sources.
Mapping the London Blitz is a great project which has used the collated and mapped all the census material of all the bombs dropped during the Blitz 1940 – 1941. It is a fascinating resource for family historians with a connection to WWII.
Small scale or local timelines are a super way of gathering masses of data and presenting it in a simple but informative way. Local timelines are also a good way for a whole community to get involved with a local history project.
The Red Cross POW records are now digitized and available online to search. For many family historians these records complete the story of their ancestors who served in WWI.
A new study of European DNA has revealed a third population group that make up the DNA of modern Europeans.