It was 100 years ago at The Battle of Jutland - a 72-hour clash between the Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy - that John Travers Cornwell, of His Majesty's Ship Chester, was to have his first and last encounter with the enemy. This ordinary lad from London was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War One; the highest military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy.
TheGenealogist has just launched a new collection of records, including telephone directories and US World War II Prisoner of War records. These include Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, the former air show pilot and United States Air Force test pilot.
WDYTYA? Live! is the UK's largest family history event in the genealogical calendar, where you can see all the main companies and family history societies in one place. Over 13,000 visitors attended this year, making it a lively and packed three days.
From the RAF Officers listed in the recently released Second World War Prisoner of War lists on TheGenealogist, we can find Acting Wing Commander Douglas Bader, whose story was immortalized in the book and film Reach for the Sky.
We are launching a range of interface improvements and are also re-digitising key records.
TheGenealogist are releasing fully searchable Norfolk Parish Records. These feature the registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and banns of marriage covering the majority of parishes in Norfolk.
Every year the popular BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? brings us a host of new and exciting stories. We have taken a look at each celebrity as they journey into their family history, and you can read about their discoveries in our articles.
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