Thursday, 16 May 2013

RNVR medal rolls and Swansea Pal records

FindmyPast ( has added 72,000 records from a medal roll for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, covering five divisions established in Bristol, London, Tyne, Mersey and Clyde. For more details on the release visit

Elsewhere, the recent release on FindmyPast at the end of April of records pertaining to the Swansea Pals battalion, as digitised from West Glamorgan Archive Service by Glamorgan FHS, has been reported on at Wales Online - see for the story.


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers, starts May 15th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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