Category Archives: Family Research

NEWS: New GRO Birth and Death Indexes and Digitized Certificates for reduced price – short time only

 News – New Indexes for civil registration birth and deaths in England and Wales that are a game changer. Plus for a short time period there is the option to order cheaper digital versions of the certificates. Read on for … Continue reading

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Filed under Callaghan, England, GRO - General Register Office, News, Websites

Remembering those who died on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme – 1 July 1916

100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme Today I want to remember two of my great-uncles Corporal Robert Finnegan and Private John Finnegan. Robert Finnegan died 100 years ago today on 1 July 1916, during the first day of … Continue reading

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Filed under Family Research, Finnigan, Military, WWI

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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Filed under Croudace, Crowhurst, England, Family Research, FindMyPast, Finnigan, Milner Research, News

Remembrance Sunday – Soldiers Who Died in World War One

Today is Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November each year. It is the day originally to remember all those who died in World War One. Following is a list of my own relatives on my family tree who I … Continue reading

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Filed under Croudace, Finnigan, WWI

Searching “Soldiers Died in the Great War”

Soldiers Died in the Great War and Officers Died in the Great War are two sources to use for those who died during the war, after one has done a search of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission site, explained in … Continue reading

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Filed under Ancestry, Croudace, FindMyPast, Military, WWI

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 – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Grave Commission part 3

In the last post we started to discuss the search options for the advanced search screen of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at www.cwgc.org.  We discussed ways to search  on Surname and Forename, so please do have a look … Continue reading

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Filed under England, Family Research, Finnigan, Ireland, Military, Scotland, WWI

WWI – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Graves Commission part 2

In my last posting I did a simple search to find my dead soldier – John Croudace. In this blog posting we are still working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at www.cwgc.org website but let’s examine the advanced … Continue reading

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Filed under England, Family Research, Finnigan, Ireland, Military, Scotland, WWI

WWI – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Graves Commission part 1

I said in an earlier posting that this year I was going to have a special focus on World War One research. I have had a couple of postings mentioning new resources, but now I want to start explaining how … Continue reading

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Filed under Croudace, England, Family Research, Ireland, Military, Scotland, WWI