Top stories concerning British Isles ancestral research from Irish born Scottish based professional family historian, author and tutor Chris Paton. Feel free to quote from this blog, but please credit British GENES if you do so. Should you wish to get in touch, contact me at christopherpaton @ tiscali.co.uk. Happy hunting!
The British Empire medal will again be awarded following David Cameron's decision to reverse its abolition by John Major in 1993. The BBC takes a look back at both it and its past recipients at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15507026