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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

TheGenealogist’s New Releases

Good news for family historians seeking information on ancestors who served in the world wars: at the recent Who Do You Think You Are Live! show, launched two new datasets to aid your search: War Memorial and Casualty Lists.
The War Memorial database, which includes images of memorials like this one for Islington Borough Council staff (right), has links to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Each transcript for a memorial includes links to Google Maps with Streetview so that you can see exactly where the memorial to your relative is located.
Initially the Casualty Lists database will cover the War Office’s ‘Weekly Casualty Lists’ from 1917-18 and will later be expanded to include the daily casualty lists from September 1914 to the final reports of 1919. has also launched its Naturalization and Denization collection, which includes Huguenots, and you can see an example of a naturalization record for Stephen Romilly (left), showing his parents’ names and birthplace.

And if you have Lancashire ancestors, theGenealogist has just added thousands more parish records including some for Farnworth with Kearsley, Little Bolton, East Crompton, Gorton St James and Turton.   Happy hunting!

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