Wednesday, 28 October 2009

1911 Census - 20% discount

This has a tenuous army ancestry connection I suppose, but it's worth reminding visitors that Find My Past is currently offering a 20 per cent discount on 1911 Census searches. The offer expires on 31st October (that's Saturday), so you'll need to be quick.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Families in British India Society - FIBIS

If your relative lived or worked in India between 1600 and 1947, he or she may just feature on the FIBIS database. I checked for some of my own relatives and was pleasantly surprised to find them listed.

Check the FIBIS site HERE.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

National Archives - October 2099

From the National Archives:

"This month sees the 100th anniversary of the Security Service, the UK's national security intelligence agency. Known for keeping personal files on a great range of individuals, the Security Service has released over 4,000 of these files to The National Archives since 1997.
The Security Service files cover a period up to the late 1950s and are open to the public. You can view many of them on our website, including those of Sidney Reilly, the spy thought to have inspired James Bond. Our new security history research signpost provides a good overview of the files, and offers some tips on searching them."

Do also note that the NA has revised its opening times and that from 4th January 2010, the NA will be closed on Mondays. Alright for some.