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People of Northern England Database

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…

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Medieval Soldiers List

Although the Medieval Muster roll resource has been around for about 5 years it is worth visiting again. Early surname data is hard to access and so this resource is an extremely useful collection of early surnames. Why useful to family historians? Well if you are lucky enough to find your surname or variation, then…

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Mapping the London Blitz

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.

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Red Cross POW Records

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.

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WW1 Postcards

WW1 Postcards a rich resource and a visual opportunity, find out how to discover and use the 20K plus postcards on Europeana for the period 1914-1918 and muse over how you might dig-out what ephemera you might have in your loft or research boxes that might help you and others connect and make that next step n researching your project wehther for your family history social, local or special interest project. In the first year of the 100th centenary of WW1 will there ever be such an opportunity to explore and discover what happened and better understand those momentous events?

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Operation War Diary

Operation War Diary is a crowd sourced project to classify the WWI diaries of the British Army on the Western Front. A project involving the Imperial War Museum and the National Archive.

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The Workhouse System

The workhouse system

The Workhouse System was a radical solution to a problem of immense scale in mid C19th Britain. Tory landowners and Whig economists for once voted together, anxious in the face of increasing revolt and disturbances to preserve their respective positions.

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Bury The Dead. Christian Burials

Christian Burials

Christian burial traditions tell us a lot about the communities in which they are acted out. These customs affected your ancestors final resting place. For example, were they buried to the north of the church and if they were what does that tell you about their lives?

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