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AIR 27 Operations Record Books capture airmen from fighter and bomber squadrons during WW2 22nd May 2020

The recent release of TheGenealogist's AIR 27 Operations Record Books (ORBs) includes some fascinating records for air force squadrons of WW2. These documents chronicle the wartime aircrew who served in units of the RAF as well as some of the dominion and Allied Air Force squadrons under British Command. Fighter squadrons as well as those from Bomber Command are to be found in this collection and because they are fully searchable by name on TheGenealogist we can use the ORBs to follow the missions that our aircrew ancestors flew.

Tithe Records on Map Explorer 7th May 2020

If you are researching where your ancestors lived in the early part of Queen Victoria's reign then the National Tithe Record Collection on TheGenealogist is a tremendous resource that you can use. This massive Victorian land survey allows researchers to view the plots where ancestors had lived, or worked, on tithe maps which are linked to fully searchable apportionment books with details of the landholding whether large and small.

Property records find ancestors homes and business in Kingston upon Thames 24th April 2020

From ships tied up in docks, where animals once grazed, to an Olympic Games venue, exhibitions and now a pop-up hospital – how our ancestors' land has changed...

How to start your family history 9th April 2020

Starting to research your ancestors could be just the project to keep you occupied while staying at home under the present circumstances. TheGenealogist has put together a beginner's First Steps access which is completely free for the next three months.

Essex Tithe Maps reveal ever-changing landscape 27th March 2020

From ships tied up in docks, where animals once grazed, to an Olympic Games venue, exhibitions and now a pop-up hospital – how our ancestors' land has changed...

Greenwich property records reveal the lost past 28th February 2020

One of my favourite attractions to visit is the marvelously restored Cutty Sark at Greenwich. I first went as a young boy in the 1970s and then again several times in the last few years. Today the famous tea-cutter is displayed in a drydock created specially for her which, as she is raised up by 3 metres, allows the visitor to not only go onboard but to also walk under the hull.

RAF Operations books build a picture of WWII aircrew ancestors' action 6th February 2020

A gripping collection of Second World War Air Ministry operations record books (ORBs) for various Royal Air Force, dominion and Allied Air Force squadrons that came under British Command, are now available. These allow us a fascinating insight into a number of wartime RAF units.

Do you really know who you are? 24th January 2020

What was a town or village like when your ancestors lived in it? If they were to jump into a time machine and come forward to today, would they still be able to navigate their way around their area, or would it be so different that they would be lost? Let's take a look at the Filton area north of Bristol, where the Family History Show is being held on the 8th February (UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Filton). Any time travelling ancestor is likely to be bemused by the changes.

Norfolk Parish Registers finds the records of the millers at Docking Windmill 17th January 2020

The parish records for Norfolk on TheGenealogist have enabled us to see that the millers from the Windmill at Docking took on the mill after serving as grocers, butchers and farmers in their village community.

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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