Treasures Tuesday (3rd August 2010) Local Directories

This weeks Treasures Tuesday focuses on 18th and 19th century Local Business Directories. To find out more about this and other Treasures of the Society please click here.

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Members’ Area update

The Society of Genealogists has recently added many more family history records to the Members Area of its website (http://sog.frontisgroup.com/bin/aps_person_search.php)  More than 600,000 people are now listed, ranging from railway workers to nuns, and you may well find reference to your ancestors amongst them.

To celebrate the addition of the new records an article will appear here each Friday describing them in more detail, starting tomorrow with an exciting collection that lists many people who died at sea.

Non-members can carry out a free surname search on the site but to view any records found you will need to join. New records are being added all the time so check back regularly – you may just find a reference to that elusive ancestor.

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Treasures Tuesday (27th July 2010) Cost of living in 1890

With the current recession, people are increasingly aware of the cost of living and making a conscious effort to tighten their belts. This weeks Treasures Tuesday focuses on the cost of living in 1890. We have picked a collection from our Special Collections which highlights a wealthy Lord and his outgoings compared to the salary of his three groomsmen. The pay list for the servants compared to the grocery receipts of their master shows just how much of a struggle it would have been to make ends meet.  Click here to find out more about this and other Treasures of the Society.

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Treasures Tuesday (6th July 2010) Marriage Licences

This weeks Treasures Tuesday looks at the Society’s extensive collection of Marriage Licences and demonstrates how these simple documents can be extremely revealing. Click here to find out more about this and other family history documents.

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Treasures Tuesday (23rd June 2010) Personal stories – World War I

This weeks Treasures Tuesday instalment focuses on a particular set of documents that build a personal and touching account of a young soldiers’ short life. Click here to find out more about this and other family history documents within the Society’s collections.

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