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Fantastic Findmypast freebies this weekend - even if you've got a sub! Plus news of a new drama series about #Australia's first convicts. #genealogy  
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How my 3x great-grandmother was involved in the Celestina Christmas scandal:
The darker corners of #genealogy...
In the last episode of the Celestina Christmas story, we left the older Celestina - born in 1827 - pregnant at the age of 17. This was a disaster for an unmarried girl. She was now 'soiled goods' a...
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Part two of the story of Celestina Christmas. A respectable young girl's life goes horribly wrong...
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Free access to #Findmypast's worldwide records this #Remembrance weekend!
And there's an afternoon of talks followed by a Q&A. What's not to like?

Will you be looking for anyone special?
Special Findmypast offer for Remembrance weekend 2014, by the Shoestring Genealogist at A Rebel Hand
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A very useful reminder to all of us who do research, into #genealogy or anything else.
As family historians we need the traditional three Rs of reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic, after all how else to locate our families’ records, write their stories and calculate and cross-check their ages, dates of births, deat...
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Hello, G+ friends! Hope you've had a lovely Christmas. Here's the start of a 'Christmas' true story of Victorian east London (in appropriately Dickension instalments)
Warning: it gets gruesome later...
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Don't miss these FMP and British Newspaper Archives offers from the Shoestring Genealogist: … #genealogy #familyhistory
The Shoestring Genealogist is back with news about three genealogy offers. But you'll have to be quick! The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) is repeating its one month for £1 special. The usual pric...
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About genealogy and history, especially the Irish rebellion of 1798 and early colonial Australia. Oh, and I wander around parts of Britain as well.
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A Rebel Hand - Nicholas Delaney of 1798: From Ireland to Australia, and I'm Frances from A Rebel Hand (on Twitter - come and say hi!)
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