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1939 Register Throws Up a New Mystery

The fact that I never knew my grandfather - he died before I was born - was one of the reasons I began my own family history research many years ago. With the arrival of The 1939 Register on Findmypast,…

It is a very small world

A few years ago, my wife and I contemplated buying a house in France and, one summer, we spent 6 weeks looking all over the area we fancied and must have seen almost 100 houses. In one of them, owned…

100th Anniversay of outbreak of First World War

If, like me, you had relatives who fought in the First World War, you may have missed the fact that it is precisely 100 years today that Yugoslav nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. On that same…

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