New Memorials Added
We have added over 120,000 records to our War Memorial database, which has reached a landmark level with 1,400 War Memorials and over 300,000 records!
The latest additions include the Lowestoft memorial to 2,400 members of the Royal Naval Patrol service and the WW2 Army memorial to the missing at Brookwood in Surrey - which includes quite a few Canadians but also members of the Intelligence corps and Special Operations Executive.
Of special interest is the Theatre Royal Drury Lane - a WW1 memorial to actors and other workers of the stage who died in the war. There are also 2 memorials from the Royal College of Music and one from Clifton (Bristol) Rugby club.
The system includes multiple photographs of each memorial, and links to street view where possible.
The individual memorials include nice ones for Edith Cavell, Wellington and Nelson from Norwich cathedral's grounds.
The latest release brings the total to over 204 cemeteries with 50,000 headstones recorded with both photographs and transcriptions.
We have just added a further 17 cemeteries with 2500 new records. We always welcome new volunteers to the project who earn credits towards subscriptions and gifts.
For further details of the project see: www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2014/international-headstone-image-database-131/
TheGenealogist Launches New Images for 1891 Census
The new deep zoom image viewer now has high quality, high resolution greyscale images for the 1891 Census, giving a vast improvement over the digitisation of the early 1891 microform records. This improvement has been enabled by higher internet connection speeds and access to the original master film in conjunction with The National Archives.