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Administration in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Digital copies of wills proved by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury have been available online for some time, but currently the administrations granted by the court are

Posted by: David Hopkins on 23 Dec 2014

British Isles Surname Maps

Forebears have re-introduced surname distribution maps for the British Isles, consisting of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. They

Posted by: David Hopkins on 22 Dec 2014

The Royal Kalendar

The The Royal Kalendar contains short details on the British establishment at home and abroad. Among many topics, it covers royal families of Europe, British peers, MPs,

Posted by: David Hopkins on 11 Dec 2014

Pallot's Marriage Index

An index to around 1.7 million marriages recorded in English churches. The index includes the bride and grooms name, date or year of marriage and the parish the marriage occurred in.

Filed under: Marriage & Divorce on 18 Dec 2014

Boyd's Marriage Index

An index to over 5.7 million marriages recorded in English churches. The index includes the bride and grooms name, year of marriage and the parish the marriage occurred in.

Filed under: Marriage & Divorce on 18 Dec 2014

Boyd's Misc. Marriage Index

An index to around 1.5 million marriages recorded in English churches. The index includes the bride and grooms name, year of marriage and the parish the marriage occurred in.

Filed under: Marriage & Divorce on 18 Dec 2014

Spacey

It has been suggested that this unusual surname is derived from a locality in Spofforth parish, Yorkshire, but that place's name was given by carriers of the surname. It appears to have arisen in the South East of England and is probably derived ...

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Obama

This surname is found in several African nations. The Kenyan surname is derived from the given name of a male ancestor. Kenyan given names were assumed due to some sort of characteristic surrounding the child's birth. Thus the surname means ...

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Thirwell

The name Thirlwell and its variants comes from a place named Thirlwall (Castle,) which still stands as a ruin in Northumberland, England. The castle is located near to the village of Greenhead and is along Hadrian's Wall. Thirl is an Old English ...

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