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Talks and podcasts added to site

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“Tracing your military ancestors”. This is a talk I gave at a Family History Show hosted by The Genealogist. You can watch my intro free of charge but there is a modest fee for seeing the talk. Tracing your military ancestors “Family History Tips from Military Records” is another from the series of Family History […]

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New Group War Group launches

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Yesterday (8 September 2020) saw the launch of a new organisation. The group states that it “was founded as a non-profit organisation to promote education on, and commemoration of the First World War. Our approach is wide-ranging, considering all fronts, and all nations involved in the conflict. Membership fees not only provide exclusive content and […]

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Support the Long, Long Trail!

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This website is offered free to use. It always has been. But it does cost money to operate. Domain renewal fees, hosting and a website security service add up and are on a rising trend. These costs are covered to some extent by the small amount of advertising and affiliate links that I allow on […]

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Cambligneul then and now

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Cambligneul lies west of Souchez and the Vimy Ridge, near the village of Camblain-l’Abbé. The 2/3rd North Midland Field Ambulance’s war diary reports the visit of King George V. It had just been withdrawn into the rear area after sustaining serious casualties (most captured as prisoners of war) in facing the German offensive which began […]

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Hénencourt then and now

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This photograph of British troops passing through the Somme village of Hénencourt was taken by Second Leiutenant David McLellan on 26 March 1918, during the retreat in the face of the German offensive operation “Michael”. On the same spot today, thanks to Google Maps. It can be matched to the 1918 photo by the tall […]

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“Family History Show Online” terrific success

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For several years I have been pleased to be invited to talk and participate as a “military expert” at family history shows organised by the company S&N Genealogy and its associated services “Discover your Ancestors” Magazine  and TheGenealogist. The shows are excellent, with hundreds of visitors, dozens of exhibitors, talks, and so on. This year’s […]