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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Campaign to Open Historic Registers

    There is now a petition online at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62779 Please sign this petition and share the url with your friends and contacts Apathy will destroy any chance of success. These registers are your heritage. They are...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 25-03-2014 12:46 PM
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  1. Living in the wrong era?

    How many of you feel the same? I know that conditions of living would be different but I was lucky enough to be born in the late 1970s where technology wasn't as advanced as it is today and my early years in the 80s and my teenage years in the 90s were again almost technology free compared to...

    Started by RobinC‎, 10-11-2011 11:30 PM
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  2. Very Interesting Web Site

    www. historypin.com/ Just found the above website and it appears to be a map of places with old pictures and then new ones as well. Enjoy:yes:

    Started by Lone Pine‎, 07-11-2011 11:57 AM
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  3. Electoral Registers + India Office Records

    The British Library has signed a deal with Findmypast to digitise their collection of Electoral Registers and BMD data from the India Office collection. The British Library press release is here - ...

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 07-03-2011 3:42 PM
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    28-03-2011, 5:31 PM Go to last post
  4. Family Photos - Something to Think About?

    My digital camera only gets used in record offices, and we still use film for family photos. I also don't use social networking sites and don't upload family photos to the Net. However, I know that many of you do, so I thought the following article might be something you had never thought about. ...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 13-02-2011 11:31 AM
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    16-02-2011, 2:50 AM Go to last post
  5. Meet the Super Moderators!

    AdeleE’s a Canadian member, who doesn’t need very much sleep, The hours that she spends here on B-G must make her family weep, She works in a museum some days, and often can find what is hidden In places we never would think of – she always gives great help when bidden. Our...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 30-10-2010 5:37 PM
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  6. The UK Electoral Roll

    Has anyone else had any trouble with www. theukelectoralroll.co.uk ? Following a recommendation from someone on this forum, I took out an annual subscription on 3rd October 2009. On 5th September 2010 when I tried to login I got a message saying "Sorry, your account has expired". I have...

    Started by dvddigby‎, 09-09-2010 5:35 PM
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  7. Deaf and Dumb Weddings

    Thought this might be of general interest From the South African Commercial Advertiser Saturday 17 April 1852 A DEAF AND DUMB BRIDE A motion was brought before the District Court on the 23rd instant for rule to compel the Rev H. PEARSE, Wesleyan Minister, to marry a private of the 45th...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 11-03-2010 2:21 PM
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  8. Job Titles in a House of Correction

    Well, in case you ever wondered what job titles there were in a House of Correction, here's one from a census transcription I found tonight: Hill William 25 - Twinkey Yes House Of Correction Falkingham, Folkingham, Lincolnshire HO107/0618/11/ Phillips...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 15-02-2010 8:33 AM
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    16-02-2010, 6:28 AM Go to last post
  9. Am I in the right place???

    Yes I must be. The names are familiar and lots of titles too. Not sure abourt the colour change or the headings, but I'm sure I'll get used to it - in time! Bo and her Mods will no doubt show us the way - after they find their own way first, that is! Sandra with the rather hassled looking...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 27-01-2010 5:55 AM
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  10. Chatham dockyard, Kent

    On Sunday we took some friends to Chatham dockyard on the river Medway. The dockyard is no longer functioning as such and has been turned into a museum. Although the entrance fee is expensive, you are entitled to come back within the year and use the ticket again. It's a fascinating place and...

    Started by Davran‎, 30-09-2008 7:19 PM
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    01-10-2008, 8:08 AM Go to last post
  11. So you think YOU'VE got problems...

    Next time you think you have problems unravelling the ramifications of your family tree, give thanks you don't have this lot. Yesterday I went to Kew for the day (very swish) to photograph another three years' worth of notices etc. from the South African Commercial Advertiser ready for...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 13-06-2008 12:14 PM
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  12. Aston. Birmingham. A Mecca?

    Just a quicky. I have noticed that one or two of my people moved to Aston, Birmingham and quite a few other un related ones as well. What was the draw to this place in the late 1800s, where the streets paved with gold ? Cheers. Dave.

    Started by David Annis‎, 06-03-2008 5:58 PM
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  13. Non conformists

    Good evening, I've just spent about half an hour reading through the new posts where non conformists were mentioned several times. Suddnely I reaslised that I didn't know what they were ! It may turn out to be important at some point in my life, so I'd be very grateful if some kind soul could...

    Started by Barnzzz‎, 29-02-2008 9:43 PM
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    01-03-2008, 1:36 PM Go to last post
  14. Is there a jam maker in Australia out there?

    Hi there During WW2 my mother's family here in England were given a tin of Pineapple & Quince jam from Australia and she has never forgotten the wonderul taste of it. Is there a jam maker (or son/daughter of a jam maker) out there who has an Australian recipe dating back to the 1940's that...

    Started by sally‎, 18-12-2007 1:18 PM
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  15. Question Should churches be locked?

    Living in Yorkshire where many churches are kept locked as opposed to rural Leicestershire, where much of my research is based and most churches are unlocked I have often asked myself -Should churches be locked ever? I consider that a church is used as a place of solace and worship for many and...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 03-08-2005 8:39 PM
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  16. Do you ever feel Flusterated?

    Many of you will know of my project to transcribe all the letters applying for government aided emigration to the Cape of Good Hope in 1819 A-G now on line at http://www.genealogyworld.net/settlers/correspondence/index.html Transcribing the latest letter I looked long and hard, but his...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 03-08-2006 12:14 PM
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    04-08-2006, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  17. Post Local Graveyards

    Hi The State of graveyards and Cementers are declining quickly, I have found that some 2,000 Graves have been dropt flat since March 2004. It is a difficult subject at the best of times. The way I am going about transcribing and Surveying the five graveyards in my one place study, When I...

    Started by Steven Hill‎, 25-10-2004 11:46 PM
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    25-10-2004, 11:55 PM Go to last post

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