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    Valentine's Day Offer.

    From Friday 14th February to Saturday 15th at 8am GMT, you can look up York Bonds and Allegations Index 1613 - 1839 on the Origins site for free. Bonds cover Yorkshire and also I think some records for Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. Jay. :)
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    First World War Diaries.

    The National Archives have released online their first batch of First World War Unit Diaries. The site is well worth a visit many items of interest for family historians as well as for anyone with an interest in the Great war. Jay. :)
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    Devon Wills.

    In 1942 the Probate Registry was destroyed when Exeter was bombed making it very difficult for anyone researching their Devon roots today. However, a work in progress, "Devon Wills Project", can be searched for free on Origins. This is an index the aim of which is to make an aid to help family...
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    Last chance.

    Just a reminder that the opportunity to search the 1911 census for free on Ancestry ends on Monday. Jay :)
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    Whit Sunday.

    Pentecost today otherwise known as Whitsun and a bank holiday before that was fixed for the end of May. Happy memories of celebrating the Monday with all the Sunday Schools meeting for a service before marching through the town with our various banners. Then after lunch to the recreation...
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    Warrington brothers.

    I'd appreciate any information about these two brothers in 1911: Percy Ewart Warrington and Horace Wright Warrington. Many thanks to anyone who can help.
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    A friend of mine has collected the following from various church bulletins and announcements and I thought that I'd share them with you: The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan...
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    Birth Certs. before 1837.

    I found out today from another website that there were some births registered before the civil registration of 1837. The GRO has Army Records, some of which go back to 1761. If the baby's father was a soldier, the birth was registered. I do not know if this practice applied to all ranks but...
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    Hello everyone, just thought I'd share with you how useful I have found the British Newspaper Archives to be. I found many snippets of information about my great-grandparents and also found the date of 2xgreat-grandparents wedding in 1835 because they very thoughtfully put it in a local paper...
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    I am researching the name Stretton with links in both Derbyshire and Staffordshire. A cousin in Australia told me that the family motto was Dum Spiro Spero ( While I breathe I hope). I am wondering if there is a coat of arms.
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    Hello, I am researching the following names: Bowden; Stretton; Woolliscroft and loweth.