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March 11, 2019
New member – Fiona Pegrum

Northern Ireland based Fiona has an MSc in Genealogical, Paleographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. Her special area of interest is in 19th century North West Ireland, Irish church ministers and emigration and she is shortly to publish a local history book on Presbyterianism. She is also researching and writing on the local Church […]...

March 1, 2019
Civil Marriage Ceremonies From 1837

According to the latest available figures from the Office for National Statistics, civil marriages accounted for almost three-quarters of marriages celebrated in England and Wales in 2015. Yet it was only in the late twentieth century that civil marriage overtook religious marriage as the most popular form of marriage, and before the start of the […]...

January 24, 2019
Celebrating Archives: Bayer Corporate Archives

The Bayer company archives are the central storehouse for information pertaining to the colorful history of the company since its establishment in 1863. It is the place where important records relating to the company’s history – documents, photographs, films, advertisements, publications, and other valuable items – are examined, evaluated and systematically archived. The website also […]...

January 17, 2019
Celebrating Archives: RBS Archives

RBS archives are extensive and very useful for those researchers interested in family history, local history and banking history.  The record sets most of use to genealogists are as follows: Staff registers and record cards The content of surviving staff registers varies widely. Some give details of name, entrance exam mark, career path, and even […]...

January 10, 2019
Celebrating Archives: University of Nottingham Manuscripts & Special Collections

Manuscripts & Special Collections at the University of Nottingham has been collecting archives and rare books relating to the East Midlands’ rich heritage for the past eighty years. Our 3 ½  million archive documents and 80,000 books span the 12th to the 21st centuries and documents the lives of many ordinary people who lived in […]...

December 13, 2018
Celebrating Archives: The Archives of the Central Bank of Ireland

The Central Bank of Ireland was established in 1943 and is responsible for the management and regulation of the Irish banking system. It was previously the issuer of Irish pound banknotes and coinage, dating back to 1927 when it was known as the Currency Commission, until the introduction of the euro currency in 1999 and […]...