Wednesday, December 28, 2011 SALE 33% OFF

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In the last 12 months has added Navy Lists, Post Office records, Parish Records, School records, Military records and Australian Records. The good news is that in 2012 we will be adding millions more as well as adding new features which we think you will find exciting

New records for 2012 will include
English Parish directories
Australian records
US Military
USA collection - to be announced soon
Scottish records
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Trade Directories
Convicts records
Births, Marriages, Deaths
Passport Application records
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nominative determinism the name game

Nominative determinism the name game, what is it? can a persons surname influence their career? Find out here>> has over 750 million names to choose from.

The concept of nominative determinism although relatively new in name has been around for hundreds of years. Have a look at to some of the names we have found. Have a look at to some of the names we have found. The name game on

Courage under fire a real-life War Horse story

Read about the heroic story of a teenage soldier in the First World War braves enemy fire to rescue his horse from a lonely death on the battlefield.

The British Army used 1,183,228 horses during the conflict of which 484,000 were killed. The Blue Cross treated over 50,000 injured horses in the field. Read more>>

Monday, December 12, 2011

If the census is abolished what would replace it?

If the census is abolished what would replace it?

The historic national census is set to be abolished and replaced by information on everybody in the country gathered from banks, stores and estate agents. Read more about the proposed changes..

"UK census is a historical treasure trove" read further opinions, is it out of date or not!?

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Unseen for 100 years Captain Scott's final letter

Final moving letter from Captain Scott's ill-fated polar expedition revealed for the first time Read more

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor remembers those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor.

December the 7th 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the "Day of Infamy" when Japanese Imperial forces launched an unprovoked attack on the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii causing the biggest single loss in US maritime history. Read more on

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Killed by an Itch

The Bizarre causes of death in 17th century London. Bills of Mortality Read more>>

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Submarine escape: A WWII survival tale from Kefalonia

Seventy years ago, off the Greek island of Kefalonia, the British submarine HMS Perseus hit an Italian mine, sparking one of the greatest and most controversial survival stories of World War II. This story often told and thought of as pure fiction turned out to be true. Read about John Capes' true story >>

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 remembers the fallen remembers the fallen with 20 Million Military Records

Armistice Day also known as Remembrance Day is on November 11 and commemorates the armistice signed between the Allied Forces and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the western Front which took place at eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.

It was said at the time that World War I was the war to end all wars, sadly every decade of the 20th century has seen conflicts since. has over 20,000,000 Military records online and growing, which makes it one of the largest online resources available.This year at Familyrelatives we will remember on the 11 of 11, 2011 at 11 those who perished.

The range and quality of information on those who perished is poignant - from the men who lost their lives in ships across the oceans to the soldiers who died in Flanders’ fields in the Great War and in Europe, Africa and the Far east in World War II. The Royal Air Force too suffered many losses in fact more than 61,000. Records now include Rolls of Honour, Army, Royal Air Force and Navy Lists as well as the official General Register Office Overseas indexes.

You can find out more about your ancestors through search facility which allows you to search for your past but also allows you to view those friends that fell with them or went down in the same ship. Some of the famous names of the Ships which were lost can easily be identified among the thousands listed. This search facility is available for

World War I 1914-1918 British Army Deaths, database covers 1913-1921 includes Royal Air Force Deaths and Royal Flying Corps (RFC).

As part of the collection we include 9 million soldiers who enlisted in the US Army with records of US Prisoners of war as well as sources from other countries including the Indian Army, Australian and New Zealand Army (ANZAC).
We released a few statistics which were garnered from the website in a quick search of the British Army Lists shows that between 1939 and 1945 the Army Officer Corps alone suffered the loss of:-

9 Major Generals
31 Colonels;
365 Majors
764 Captains
1630 Lieutenants

Similar to the British Army and the Royal Navy Records you will also learn that the Royal Air Force lost:-


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

'Second Paris' built towards end of First World War to fool Germans

Fascinating histories uncovered and those soldiers who took part were not allowed to talk and denied by the authorities here are some of these stories.

A second Paris, complete with a Champs-Elysées and Gard Du Nord, was built towards the end of the First World War to fool German bombers, it has emerged. More >>

Decoy towns, inflatable tanks and Ghost armies More >>

World War II Spitfire unearthed

A Spitfire has been unearthed 70 years after its American pilot crashed the plane into the Irish countryside. An excavation at the site of a 1941 Spitfire crash in a bog in the Irish Republic uncovered huge, remarkably preserved chunks of plane and six Browning machine guns. Read>>

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Excavating Tunnels from World War I

Heroic acts unearthed by soldiers of World War I and their belongings in pictures
Four miles of tunnels which were dug during World War I in the Somme battlefield, are now being excavated by a team of British and French archaeologists. More>>

Search for Military Records including Rolls of Honour for World War I & II

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ships, Shipwrecks & Cannons

It would appear that there are plenty of stories about treasure and treasure hunters lately.

Some of the stories we hear are about treasure hunters are intriguing and show us how fascinating history can be although some about memorial thefts and metal thefts show a complete disregard for our heritage and the brave men and women who took part in wars to protect our freedom.

Here are some stories of interest I have come across lately in the news;

Should ship wrecks be left alone?
Titanic Message in a bottle
Cannon raised from Blackbeard ship, & Blackbeard’s cannon salvaged
Admiral Lord Nelson letter
Stories of those we should never forget hosts over 800 million records including Military and Navy records where you can discover your ancestors past.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The world at 7 billion, what's your number?

The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few hours, is this something we should celebrate or is it time for reflection?

If you consider that 200 years ago in 1800 the world's population was 1 billion we have grown seven fold since, can the planets resources cope with this growth!

Find out more on population growth and where you fit into 7 billion More

In the meantime the United Kingdom's population is expected to reach 70 million in 2027 hosts over 800 million records including births, marriages and deaths find out where you and your ancestors fit into this population growth.

Monday, October 24, 2011

How are Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde and the Regent Bridge connected? adds Scottish Trade Directories dating back 185 years.

Having released over 40 volumes of Scottish Trade Directories in 2009, we are pleased to release an additional 60 volumes of Directories dating back from 1825 to the early part of the 19th Century during the growing influence of the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire.

One of the directories available is Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and the hub of Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. It transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe which continued well into the 19th Century.

In these early directories key figures in the Scottish Enlightenment included Sir Walter Scott, Sir James Hall and other notables such as Robert Stevenson (1772-1850) a Scottish civil engineer and famed designer and builder of lighthouses.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Could Store Cards replace the UK Census?

The historic national census is set to be abolished and replaced by information on everybody in the country gathered from banks, stores and estate agents.

The census – first carried out more than 200 years ago amid fears that the number of people in the country was multiplying too fast – has become expensive, inaccurate and slow, the Office for National Statistics admitted. Read more>>

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Changing your name

Many of us have found Family History challenging at the best of times but may now prove to be even more difficult as for a fee you can change your name. Changing your name has become increasingly popular lately for all sorts of reasons and some of the names and reasons are really quite extraordinary. Anyone researching their family history in the future may have an even more challenging time and an almost impossible task. Find out about name meshing and celebrity names in these Articles from the Daily Mail and the BBC

Stolen Babies
An even more intriguing and unsettling story is one that has recently emerged about Stolen Babies in Spain, although its from another era it is still having a huge impact on the lives of those affected. More on this story

Thursday, May 26, 2011 Birthday Offer 20% Off

It’s our Birthday and we would like to celebrate with you by giving up to
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We are very pleased that since our major improvements 5 years ago when we changed from to the new website we have grown substantially and are constantly looking of ways to improve.

Launching the new website allowed us to change many aspects of the original site which previously we were unable to do. For instance it allowed us to make many changes without disrupting our member’s ability to stay online, upload databases in a fraction of the time but mainly to re-organise the site and provide a clearer and most importantly, a bigger and faster website.

Since 2007 we have added 550 million records to the existing 250 million Birth, Marriage and Death records, that’s over 850 datasets and approximately 800 million records.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011 January Offer Sale

With over 750 million records online it has never been a better time to take advantage of our Sale. is offering a 20% discount on all 12 month subscriptions that's £25, $42, €30 only
In the last 12 months has added Navy Lists, Post Office records, Parish Records, School records, Military records and Australian Records and the good news is that more records are to follow in the next 12 months, take advantage of this special offer before January 31st 2011.