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Wednesday 11th April 2012
Findmypast have just published the 1901 Scottish census, which now means they are offering the full 1841-1901 Scottish census collection.
Sunday 25th March 2012
The FreeBMD site was updated on March 25th with now over 214 million distinct records, all completely free to search. Meanwhile FreeCEN updated their database on March 15th with entries for just under 21 million individuals now available for free including more transcriptions for Norfolk for 1871. FreeREG added more records to their database on February 9th with now over 9.4 million baptisms, over 3.3 million marriages and over 6.4 million burials, again all for free.
Friday 9th December
Ancestry have now made available transcriptions for the 1911 census for a number of English counties, following on from their release of the transcriptions for Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
View the records - you can search for free but you will need an Ancestry subscription to view the details.
Thursday 1st December
Findmypast have released 10 million new Cheshire records - they cover 1538-1910 and include parish and electoral registers as well as non-conformist and workhouse records.
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Can anyone help with the photo I've used at the top of the pages.
It came to me in a small album from a Great Aunt with 5 other photos - all the other photos in the album were taken by studios in Bath or Bristol but there is no information on the back of this photo. My Great-Aunt was born around 1900 in Spaxton in Somerset but I reckon the picture is a lot earlier than when she was at school. It could well be of her Mother who was born in Weston, just outside Bath in 1867 which would date the photo to the 1870s.