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Burial records for London’s Highgate Cemetery now online

Highgate Cemetery in north London is reckoned by many to be the most celebrated and prestigious urban cemetery in the UK. A truly stunning example of 19th century cemetery architecture – London Cemeteries (Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons) describes it as a “Victorian Valhalla” – it holds 160,000 burials from 1839 to 2010* with records immediately available exclusively on http://www.deceasedonline.com.

*Records for 1863 to 1865 limited to names only.

See The GENES Blog for details.

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British Newspapers – Findmypast

The latest update to the British newspaper collection on Findmypast includes 14 brand new titles and over 1.8 million new articles.

Explore British newspapers nowThe latest newspapers to join the line-up include local and regional publications from around the UK including titles from London, Wales, Yorkshire and Essex. A highlight is the Illustrated London News which contains exquisitely detailed Illustrations of life in London at the turn of the 20th century.

Source: British Newspapers – Findmypast

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GENUKI

The GENUKI service is provided by a group of individuals who wish to freely provide genealogical information. As such different people maintain different sections of the website(e.g. counties). In order to manage this group of people we have established a charitable trust with a group of trustees. We have concentrated in GENUKI on getting information about primary sources into what is in effect a virtual reference library, rather than on acting as a clearing house for research.

Source: GENUKI

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The London Gazette supplements – Findmypast

Delve through more than 40,000 announcements of armed forces promotions, appointments of official public offices, Royal proclamations and much more. The Gazette supplements also allow you to read through full reports and despatches from key battles of the First World War.

Source: The London Gazette, supplements August 1914 -January 1920 – Findmypast – Genealogy, Ancestry, History blog from Findmypast