British Royal Air Force, Gallantry Awards 1914-1919 – Findmypast

Royal Air Force, Gallantry Awards 1914-1919 contains over 274,000 records of RAF servicemen who were awarded gallantry medals during World War 1. Awards for gallantry were given to those who displayed acts of exceptional bravery and were often announced in the London Gazette, the official newspaper of the British government.

Source: British Royal Air Force, Gallantry Awards 1914-1919 – Findmypast – Genealogy, Ancestry, History blog from Findmypast

Northumberland & Durham Baptisms – Findmypast 


Over 30,000 new records from 17 different parishes have been added to our collection of Northumberland & Durham Baptisms.

The new additions span the years 1538 – 1890 and not only reveal your ancestor’s name but also the names of their parents’, their occupations and where they lived. The records include baptisms from Presbyterian, Independent, Wesleyan, Methodist and Anglican parishes.

Source: Northumberland & Durham Baptisms – Findmypast

British and Irish Military Records Study Group

Another great study group from DearMYRTLE . . .

DearREADERS,We are particularly fortunate to have Audrey Collins from The National Archives (UK) participating each Tuesday evening on her own time. So Ol’ Myrt here wrote via the TNA website under the category “compliments”:”Please see that this gets to your employee Audrey Collins’ permanent file. For the past six weeks she has participated in our…

The playlist of all archived hangouts for this series

Uncover Evidence of Your Irish and British ancestors

From FindMyPast . . .

This is part III in our guide to finding the birthplace of your Irish & British ancestors. We highly recommend you only begin researching in your ancestor’s country of origin after you have located some key information about them in US records.

Source: Uncover evidence of your Irish and British ancestors in their home country – Findmypast – Genealogy, Ancestry, History blog from Findmypast