July 12, 2016

The War Graves Photographic Project

The original aim of The War Graves Photographic Project was to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, Ministry of Defence grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day. However, due to its popularity they have now extended their remit to cover all nationalities and military conflicts and make these available within a searchable database.

June 9, 2016

On the Internet – June 2016

The 1939 Register on Find My Past continues to provide useful information, and the occasional surprise, but it is easy to get carried away with the image of the original, and the transcription, and ignore the map and other data that is lower down the page...
May 13, 2016

Yahoo Groups email list

If you are interested in receiving emails about the society and perhaps discussing its interests you can join the email listing for BAFHS.

April 15, 2016

Wick and Abson

Andrew Plaister, Journal 157 June 2014
April 14, 2016
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South Stoke

Robert Parfitt. Journal 156 June 2014
April 8, 2016
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Andrew Plaster. Journal 155 March 2014
February 25, 2016

On the Internet – March 2016

The release by Find My Past of the 1939 Register occurred just as the last Journal went to press. I was unable to include any review as part of my usual article, but a brief note appeared elsewhere as a filler. I have now used the Register to a greater extent, and have also learnt from the experience of others...
December 6, 2015

On the Internet – December 2015

A recent visitor to the Research Room asked where he could find the electoral registers for Staple Hill in the 1930s. After some digging, we discovered that they are available at Gloucestershire Archives in Gloucester...
September 3, 2015

On the Internet – September 2015

After their big release of local parish records at the beginning of the year, Ancestry has been rather quiet. Local records for other parts of the country have been published, but perhaps more interesting for us are images from the Ordnance Survey Popular Series maps 1919-1926...