Family history

Wills and how to transcribe them

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I posted an answer on a facebook group this morning about how I go about transcribing wills, and it ocurred to me that I hadn’t blogged about that here. I’ve become much better at doing this as I’ve gained experience, which I will share. One of the first things to check if you use Ancestry, […]

Family history

Free Stuff from the National Archives

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The National Archives have quietly doubled the number of downloads you can make for free from their website.  You can now download up to 100 items, including wills, these include: First and Second World War records, including medal index cards Military records, including unit war diaries Royal and Merchant Navy records, including Royal Marine service […]