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Library Edition of Ancestry available at home
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 19:04

I have received this welcome communication from Weston Library:  I've tried it and it works!

"Ancestry are allowing us to use ancestrylibrary.com from home temporarily while the libraries are shut.

As the access needs to be secure we are fortunate that LibrariesWest libraries are all subscribers.

If people log in to www.librarieswest.org.uk with their library card and PIN. Look for the words in the middle of the page

Access to Ancestry Library Edition and click on the heading. This should take them to Ancestry. If they just go to the home page without logging in it won’t be visible. People need to use this link each time they want to use Ancestry as it is expects people to arrive at the website from www.librarieswest.org.uk via the link.

(P.S. It will say Bath Central Library rather than North Somerset Libraries)."  

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George REED of Burnham on Sea
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 10/11/2019 - 18:34

With thanks to member John Rigarlsford and a group of fellow researchers we have added a PDF under Burnham on Sea about the life and times of George REED 1805-1869 who was Lord of the Manor of East Brent and Benefactor of Burnham. The Groups involved in this were the George Reed Study Group, the North Sedgemoor Local History Group and the East Brent Parish History Group and we are grateful for their permission to publish their findings on our web page. Some years ago I researched the life of George REED and have been able to contribute to this document. If you have ancestors in Burnham between 1836 and 1869 it is likely that they would have known George REED and his legacy to Burnham is still visible today.  Go to Information Sources, click on Places / Churches.  Click on Burnham on Sea (not the church) and you will see the document relating to Burnham on Sea.

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Free Access for Remembrance Weekend from Findmypast
published by Pat Hase on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 14:55

Leading British & Irish family history website, Findmypast, will be providing free access to their entire collection of military and civilian records ahead of Remembrance Day 2019.

 

From 12pm (GMT) Friday November 8th, until 12pm Monday November 11th, all records on Findmypast excluding newspapers, electoral rolls and the Periodical Source Index, will be completely free to search and explore.

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Documents about East Brent
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 03/11/2019 - 11:14

Under our "Information Sources" we have documents about the Places as well as Church Records. It is with many thanks to member John Rigarlsford that there are now two new documents available about East Brent.  East Brent Remembers 1914-1918 is dedicated in remembrance and thanks to not only those who were casualties, but to all of the young men of our parish, who served in World War One. Also to their families, who suffered anxiously while their men were away….

The second document - Black Sheep of East Brent is a compilation of people and events which took place in East Brent which were dubious in nature and therefore of interest!

Both of these documents can be accessed under Information Sources for East Brent.

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Somerset Photographers
published by Pat Hase on Tue, 22/10/2019 - 21:58

Following this evening's interesting talk about Somerset Photographers by Robin Ansell and Phil Nichols if any of you have information about photographers or locations in Somerset which were featured in the talk please contact Phil Nichols.  He would also be glad to hear of any photographers who have Somerset connections but were not included in the talk or in the book, "Secure the Shadow" - Somerset photographers 1839 - 1939.

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Free Weekend from Findmypast
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 09/11/2018 - 14:41

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Findmypast are offering free access to their records including newspapers this weekend.  It is available from noon on Friday 9th November until noon (GMT) on Monday 12th November 2018.

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