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Archive for November, 2008

British Army WW1 Service Records 1914-1920 – Updated to surname “N”

Friday, 14th November, 2008

Ancestry UK, in conjuction with the National Archives, hold a database containing the surviving service records on non-commissioned officers and other ranks that served in WWI and did not re-enlist in the Army prior to WWII. This database has recently been updated and now contains records for all surnames in the range A-N. Names that fall outside of this range that are presently included come from records that were misfiled according to surname sequence.

For British Army WW1 Service Records 1914-1920 – Updated to surname ‘’N’’ Click here to see Ancestry’s British Army WW1 Records

Family Tree Maker Help

Friday, 14th November, 2008

If you use Family Tree Maker, then there’s an article on Ancestry’s blog about the way to get help if you’re learning how to use the sofware.

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Ancestry Browser Toolbar

Thursday, 13th November, 2008

The Generations Network has announced the availability of an Ancestry Toolbar. The Toolbar is a new feature that you can add to your Windows browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox) and use to save photos and stories you find on the Web to a person in your Ancestry Member Tree. With the toolbar, you can:

  • Attach photos and stories them to people in your family tree
  • Save links to web pages to people in your family tree
  • Access your Ancestry Quick Links
  • Quickly access your family tree(s)

Please note that it is for Windows only; there is no Generations Toolbar for Macintosh.

You can learn more about the Ancestry Toolbar at

Researching your WW1 family history

Tuesday, 11th November, 2008

2008 marks the 90th anniversary of the end of World War 1 and today, 11/11 is Armistice Day.  As part of their Remembrance Series, the BBC have a very helpful article on how to discover your family’s role in WW1 history.

British Army WW1 Records

Welcome to the new look website

Friday, 7th November, 2008

Certificate Exchange has had a reboot.  A new look and some new features including the ability to add Wills, Medal Rolls and any other genealogy documents you might have obtained in error during the course of your research.  I will also be trying to blog on a regular basis with genealogy news that you might find interesting or helpful.

We hope that you find the new site easy to use and that it all runs smoothly for you.  If you do come across  problems, then please fill out the contact form and tell me. This is a site that I run in my spare time, but I will try to fix them as soon as possible.

There are now over 1000 certificates listed with more being added every day and a slowly rising number of visitors. Do spread the word amongst your genealogy friends!

Thanks to everyone who’s been using Certificate Exchange over the past year.  I’m always open to new ideas and suggestions, so please let me know what would be helpful for you.

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