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FamilySearch Change

Get this in before Maureen!
"Searching and viewing historical records will soon require you to be logged in with a free FamilySearch Account" ... -benefits/
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Websites/pages about Family History Photos

I am compiling a list of websites/webpages that have a connection with Family History photographs in any of it's forms. If you have used a useful page or have a page of your own that contains your ancestors photographs then please get in touch! I am particularly interested in military photographs and any connected with Leicestershire.
Thank you!
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Maintenance for Illegitimate child, civil and military aspec

Maintenance for Illegitimate child, civil and military aspects.

Seen on the Great War Forum, a post by Johnathon Swan, author of "Law and War: Magistrates in the Great War", who has covered this topic in his book

He advised

There were both civil and military procedures to deal with a man's responsibilities to his illegitimate children.

Under the Bastardy Laws Amendment Act of 1872, the mother had to apply to the magistrates' court for a ...
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Transcription service for Old German handwriting.

I saw the following mentioned on the Great War Forum.

A non profit organization based in Hamburg will, for a donation, transcribe from Old German to Latin script, old handwritten documents, such as diaries or other family documents.

Whether this group will then translate to English, you would need to enquire, but Google Translate would give an indication of the contents, ...
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Barge Building in Sudbury, Suffolk

My ancestors built barges in Sudbury, Suffolk. Many members of the family from my 3 x Gt Grandfather were involved from 1780 until at least 1850

I have been unable to find out what type of barge was built.

Can anyone assist please
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London Marriage Licences 1521-1869

findmypast has added a dataset called London Marriage Licences 1521-1869 ... -1521-1869

However, the information is taken from a book of the same name, which is freely available on the Internet Archive,

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Digitised FamilySearch microfilms

Seen on the India Rootsweb Mailing List, advice that Family Search microfilms will no longer be able to ordered after 31 August 2017.

The FamilySearch blog which advised this is ... t-31-2017/ which states:
The last day for ordering microfilm will be August 31, 2017.
FamilySearch has now digitally reproduced the bulk of its microfilm collection, with over 1.5 billion images available online. The digitization of remaining microfilms ...
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Findmypast - free access

There is currently FREE access being provided by Findmypast, to their English and Irish records.

Sent from my iPad using WDYTYA Forum
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Free magazine newsletter

I just want to check that all of our forum users know about our free weekly newsletter that goes out on Thursdays. We had to reduce its frequency for a while due to a staff shortage but it is now back up to weekly and better than ever. Please give it a try, it's a great way to find out about the latest record releases before everyone else and we have now introduced special discounts ...
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Online: Australian Red Cross POW Cards/AIF personnel

The following records mainly relate to Australian military personnel.

A dataset of approximately 60,000 cards called “Missing, Wounded and Prisoner Of War Enquiry Cards” used by the Australian Red Cross during WW2 are available online through the University of Melbourne Archives.

A catalogue description extract says
Australian Red Cross Society, National Office
Date Range of Records: 1940-1973

Red Cross Archives Series Reference: NO1. This series is ...
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