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Weighing up pros and cons of a FindMyPast subscription

I’ve been trying out a free 14-day trial with FindMyPast, prompted by them adding Staffordshire parish registers. My Moore ancestors came from there, before one family moved to West Yorkshire, and I’ve been keen to trace them more in parish registers. 889 more words


First World War records of service

This is portal page aims to bring together websites which provides information about people from Anglo-Caribbean countries who served in the First World War in the British army, navy, air forces and merchant navy.

The National Archives

Remembering World War 1 - and the impact on your family history.

World War 1 – also known as the Great War and  “the war to end all wars” – began in 1914 – One hundred years ago. 841 more words


100 in 100 Complete!

Last week Findmypast completed it’s 100 in 100 challenge – where they tasked themselves to publish 100 record sets in 100 days.

This is quite an achievement, and perhaps in some ways helps to mitigate some of the negative press they’ve endured recently following their system change – that I… 341 more words


Findmypast buys Mocavo

Findmypast, the British family history company, announced today it has acquired Mocavo, a US genealogy company. Judging by the buzz on Facebook and Twitter, this could be a good union for genealogists. 109 more words


Ancestry Frustration!

This week I saw a post from Amy Cohen’s blog regarding Ancestry being down from a Distributed Denial of Service attack on their servers. I’d been merrily using the site with no issues that morning but had switched to researching records via… 895 more words