This weeks treasure is a list of female servants pay from 1714-1728. Click here to find out more about this and other family history documents within our extensive collections.
Not only was it rare for our ancestors to travel overseas (unless emigrating or part of the forces), it was also not compulsory to travel with a passport until WWI. Click here to find out more about British passports and to see an 1853 example from our Special Collections.
Rare Find: Admiral Forbes explanation for refusing to sign Admiral Byng’s death warrant. (Treasures Tuesday 7th September 2010)
The Society is pleased to have a 253 year old document by Admiral Forbes explaining his reasons for not signing the death warrant of Admiral Byng. Click here to view this document and other treasures of the Society.
The Society of Genealogists has hundreds of Peerage Claims within its document collection. We have selected one Peerage Claim that is a particularly good read as it is shrouded in scandal! Click here to find out more about Peerage Claims and other treasures of the Society.
Poll book are an extremely insightful genealogy tool and the Society of Genealogists has one of the most extensive collection in the world. Do not be deterred if your ancestor was not wealthy enough to vote, there were a few loopholes that may have entitled him. Click here to find out more about this and other Treasures of the Society.