Tuesday, 24 April 2012

FindmyPast: Chester wills & more Boer War records

FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) has added 113,000 Chester wills and probate records to its site for the period 1492-1911, including all surviving original wills of Cheshire residents proved at the Chester diocesan consistory court 1492-1857, as well as copies made at Chester Probate Registry 1858-1911. They are included within the site's Cheshire Collection.

Also published today are 10,000 new Boer War records, as follows:
  • The complete Queen's South Africa medal roll for the Coldstream Guards, Irish Guards, 1st battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers and Rundles Scouts
  • The Wepener clasp rolls for Royal Scots, Royal Engineers, Cape Mounted Rifles, Driscoll's Scouts and the Kaffrarian Rifles
(With thanks to FindmyPast)

Chris

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