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WW1 Victoria Cross Recipients
This Wikimedia Commons page lists all recipients of the Victoria Cross in World War 1. The page contains many photographs.

New York City Municipal Archives
The New York City Municipal Archives just released a database of over 870,000 photos from its collection of more than 2.2 million images of New York
throughout the 20th century. Their subjects include daily life, construction, crime, city business, aerial photographs, and more.
This remarkable collection is well worth a visit.

Australian Newspaper Index

This may seem an extraordinary source for SA genealogy. I picked up the tip the other day from an Australian list to
which I subscribe. Just for fun I put in one of “my” names and came up with loads of references.
I think papers copied to each other around the C19th Empire and there was mutual concern and interest in opportunities in
other parts of the Empire.I personally find this site fascinating. I have not found any information that affects me directly
but the data it let us read is fantastic.

The London Blitz in Colour

Until a few years ago, photographs from World War II were only seen in grainy black and white.
If you have followed the history of World War II, you will recall that on July 19th 1941 Sir Winston Churchill launched his V for Victory campaign.
On the 70th anniversary of this campaign, with the advent of digital and other technologies, new color images of
the horror of destruction inflicted by the Nazi bombings of London have emerged.
These powerful images show a brief example of the real horrors the Nazis inflicted all across London and the neighbourhoods.

Now see these photos of the horrors of those bombings!

The Wotton-under-Edge Heritage Centre

Located in a converted fire station in the Chipping, The Heritage Centre houses the collection of the Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society as well
as a wide range of resources for family and local history research.

Parish Chest

Unlock your ancestry with Parish Chest, a U.K. genealogy store with census records, parish registers, maps, books and detailed directories
designed to help you uncover the full story behind your family tree.
Our ancestry consists of much more than the branches of our family tree.
It is about the people and stories that make up our past, our family history.
Records available include UK Census Records, Wills, Workhouse Records, Army and Navy Lists, Directories, Family Tree Charts, Books,
Genealogy Records and Family History Societies.

Genfair

The “One-Stop Shop” for U.K. Family and Local Historians.
Browse tens of thousands of family history products from hundreds of suppliers.

Genealogy Wise

Genealogy Wise is a new dedicated social networking site for genealogists.
It shares a lot of features in common with Facebook, the most important of which is that it is completely free.

Boutique Books

Many of us would like to see what we have written in print. It may be our memoirs, our stories, our poems or our family history.

The answer to this is to self publish. Traditionally, self publishing has been a very costly enterprise. Now, with advances in technology,
it can be achieved at a very reasonable price.

Outsiders Within

This site the describes the amazing archives uncovered at the Strand Street Lutheran Church.

There is a marvellous project underway to manage, preserve and make accessible the collection to researchers of history and genealogy.

It is of course primarily the Lutheran Church’s project. Workshops have been held in which the consultants, the pastor & other historians
described the richness of the archive and set a few goals to do what is needed to make it safe and accessible to all.

The UK National Archives

The National Archives is the official archive for England, Wales and the central UK government, containing 900 years of history and a huge amount of information
from the Domesday Book to the present day, with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to recently created digital files and archived websites.

Increasingly, these records are being put online, making them universally accessible.

Gale Digital Collections

This extensive site makes rare, previously impossible-to-access printed matter viewable in a digital format.
From the 1100s to the 2000s; from the Wild West to the Far East; from culture and business, to politics and war, to religion and government;
this remarkable, ever-expanding resource supports the needs of today’s scholars, faculty and students and enhances the value and reputation of any library
that offers it.

Legacy goes Afrikaans

Surprise, Arizona, April 16, 2012 — Millennia Corporation, a leader in family history software,
today announced that its software, Legacy Family Tree, is now available in the Afrikaans language.

TOP DOG

Genealogy Specialists – Tracing Our Past, Discovering Our Genes, which is affectionately known as TOP DOG.
Our aim is to offer mutual FREE help to each other in tracing our ancestors, following our family trees,
and putting flesh on the skeletons that we discover. With a membership that stretches through 18 time zones around the world,
and helpful moderators/admin on both sides of the globe, members will belong to an international, but friendly community.
Our membership ranges from enthusiastic amateurs to professional genealogists, and if we do not know an answer
we will certainly be able to point members in the right direction to find one.

Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive is the world’s largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages.

Note – Membership required.

The Guild of One-Name Studies

… is the world’s leading organisation for one-name studies. A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people
who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple).
The Guild is a charitable organisation dedicated to promoting the public understanding of one-name studies and the preservation and accessibility of the
resultant information. Founded in 1979 in Britain, the Guild has members all over the world, and is widely recognised as a centre of excellence
in one-name studies.
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Note – Membership required.

Find My Past

Search over 1.5 billion family history records. Find your ancestors and start building your family tree with our comprehensive British family history
records.

You’ll also find collections from Ireland and around the world to help you continue your research.
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Note – Membership required.

Cecile van der Westhuysen

… is a freelance genealogical researcher since 2004 and based in Stellenbosch. She specifically makes use of primary resources, in other words, the baptismal and marriage records of the congregations of all the Afrikaans denominations in the country.
These resources are the most reliable and should be used to verify any information found by people on the internet. Cecile can assist with the compiling of information for a family tree or book or simply to find the direct line to the progenitor.

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Roots Chat

… is the UK’s Largest Free Family History Forum and has been online since 2003.

We have South African board for the posts on South African ancestry but also other boards to those who travelled plus links to lots of free resources.
Over the last 10 years we have posted now over 4 Million postings which are all fully searchable. Our family History forum allows the posting of images which is helpful for trying to decipher difficult handwriting, a
nd also old Photographs that we restore, date and hand colourize.

This is the link to the South African Pages

CDbooks-r-us

Welcome to CDbooks-r-us.com the home of genealogical, biographical and cultural-historic e-books on the web.
Welkom by Cdbooks-r-us.com, die tuiste van genealogiese, biografiese en kultureel-historiese e-boeke op die web
All of our products are electronic books – either downloadable files or on CD.
Free shipping worldwide is included for all cd-based products.
We now also have a number of free ebooks listed in the Freebies category.