25 June 2008

Ancestors Magazine Blog

Simon Fowler, editor of Ancestors magazine is back from vacation and has posted several news items on the magazine blog. They're all worth scanning.

One that attracted my attention is Deceased Online, a forthcoming commercial service aiming to provide access to the registers of burials held by crematoria and cemeteries across England and Wales. There's no data accessible at present, but with over 10,000 cemeteries and nearly 250 crematoria there's no lack of potential.

Another site with more substance now is Buried Battles and Veterans’ Voices which has recordings and transcripts of veterans who served with The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and its predecessors between the 1930s and 1950s. If your ancestor served with this regiment there is other material at the site of likely interest.

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