Headstone Collection reveals the family history of the owners and staff of one of the most famous house and gardens in England

In the Wiltshire Parish of St Peter, Stourton we are able to find examples of both the owners of Stourhead, the banking family who founded Hoares Bank, as well as the Stourton family (sometimes written as Stowrton) who had from the mid-fifteenth century been previous landowners of the manor having lived in a long demolished country house replaced by the Hoares in the 18th century. Continue reading...

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New Historical Medical Professionals 5th June 2020

At this time when we are all so very conscious of the work of our medical professionals in the face of the pandemic, we have released a set of new records for our medical ancestors who treated others in the course of their occupations in the time before the creation of the National Health Service.

It would have been a very different world from today in which these men and women worked. Before 1948 and the founding of the NHS, medical professionals were in private practice. The poorer members of society depended on charity and being assessed for what financial contribution they could make to their treatment.

TheGenealogist has added to its occupational records with a fascinating release that has a medical theme. From the time before the NHS came into being, these name rich records covering Doctors, Midwives and Opticians can be searched by name and keywords. All of these practitioners would have been working at the time when the wealthy could afford the best treatment, while the poor went to hospital with the added shame that this held as these institutions were where the poor were predominantly treated.

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  • Add details to the lives of your medical ancestors
  • Discover Doctors etc. who served in India in The Madras Medical Register 1934
  • Find Medical Ancestors in The Medical Who's Who 1912
  • Seek out midwives in The Midwives Roll 1905
  • See optometrists names in the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians, Official Directory, 1927

This latest release expands our extensive Occupational records collection that includes actors, apprentices, clergy, crew lists, directors, flight, freemen, law, railway, sports, teachers and biographies as well as other medical registers.

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Headstone Collection reveals the family history of the owners and staff of one of the most famous house and gardens in England

In the Wiltshire Parish of St Peter, Stourton we are able to find examples of both the owners of Stourhead, the banking family who founded Hoares Bank, as well as the Stourton family (sometimes written as Stowrton) who had from the mid-fifteenth century been previous landowners of the manor having lived in a long demolished country house replaced by the Hoares in the 18th century. Continue reading...

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Nick - Value for money
"TheGenealogist has a strong census search tool to help you locate ancestors more easily"
Claire - Ease of use
"The street search tool for census records is superb."
Nick - Navigation
"Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive."
Jenny - Family Tree Builder
"In TreeView, the ability to expand or reduce the image is excellent."
Alan - Family Tree Builder
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WDYTYA Magazine“TheGenealogist has an excellent search option that lets you search for a family using just first names.”
Sarah Williams, Editor - Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

Your Family Tree Magazine“The Genealogist is a great place to search for your ancestors and the details of their lives, using a combination of simple and advanced search facilities and a huge variety of the most vital records and resources for family history.”
Adam Rees, Editor - Your Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine“Top marks to TheGenealogist for their All-in-One search. For relevant, easy-to-view, detailed search results this is the search site to use. Combine it with the new phonetic search tool to make even better family history discoveries.”
Helen Tovey, Editor - Family Tree Magazine

Your Family History Magazine“The unique Non-Conformist records on TheGenealogist.co.uk are invaluable.” 
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