Were your military ancestors among the many thousands of British and Irish participants at the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805? Perhaps they were among the combatants on board the 33 British ships who successfully fought the larger combined French and Spanish fleets? Above: HMS Victory, Admiral Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar Thanks to the British National Archives' Trafalgar Ancestors database, details of more than 18,000 military personnel who were known t
Were any of your family among the 90,000 volunteers who worked with the British Red Cross, at home or abroad, from 1914-1918? Red Cross volunteers were an army of selfless people who performed all kinds of jobs from nurses to air raid wardens and everything in between during World War 1 (WW1). Maybe your family member served tea and sandwiches to soldiers embarking trains or returning from the front? Or perhaps he was a stretcher bearer at the station meeting trains full of r
London here I come! February in Salt Lake City for RootsTech is way too cold for this bunny from the southern hemisphere, but RootsTech in London in October? Now they're talking. Let me know what you think? Are you more likely to go to RootsTech if it's in London? Therese Lynch Your Family Genealogist Picture : courtesy of RootsTech
The National Library of Australia (NLA) is holding a free one-hour webinar on 19 September 2018 at 1.00 pm (Canberra time). The webinar topic is about tracing the history of your house and other buildings. Above: The Grand Stand at Central Park in Stawell, Victoria, built by my great grandfather Albert Henry Barnes in 1899 and still in use and listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Register for the Webinar You can register for the NLA webinar here. According to the NLA'