Category Archives: Milner Research

Release of 1939 Register for England and Wales

The recent release of the 1939 Register has brought fresh excitement to British researchers. This is one of the most important documents created for twentieth century British research, because the 1931 census was destroyed during the war, and the 1941 … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure: what’s in the English Parish Chest – new publication by Paul Milner

Buried Treasure – What’s in the English Parish Chest is fresh off the presses and is being released at the Rootstech / Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is available for purchase at … Continue reading

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FindMyPast website: Search Techniques Pt.2 – Search within a Record Category

FindMyPast Search within a Record Category. In the last post I highlighted how to Search All Records and saw some of the benefits. In this blog post lets search within a specific Record Category. In this case study I am … Continue reading

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FindMyPast website: Search Techniques Pt.1 – Search All Records

FindMyPast has been changing rapidly as it updates its offerings and search mechanisms. This has not been so noticeable for the Americans and Australians, but for the British readers it has been a major change. The British version of FindMyPast … Continue reading

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WWI Soldiers – Online records – pt3 case study William Henry Milner

British Army WWI Pension Records – “Unburnt Series” – WO364. This set of records is incorrectly called the pension records for they are not pension records in the classic sense. After the destruction of many of the Army records during … Continue reading

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WWI Soldiers – Online Records – pt 2 case study Albert William Alfred Milner

British Army WWI Service Records – “Burnt Series” – Case Study Albert Milner The British Army WWI Service Records, the “Burnt Series” are in WO363. A little of the history behind this series was described in the last post. Here … Continue reading

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James Milner: Convict in Van Dieman’s Land – putting him on the ground

James Milner was sent as a convict in March 1831 aboard the transport ship “Argyle” to Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania. I learned about this cousin from Roy Milner a fellow Milner researcher in England. I had verified the details … Continue reading

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