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Ask the expert – military photograph ›

28 March, 2012

Our resident military expert Paul Nixon, pictured below, offers advice on how to solve your military family history mysteries. From Martyn Newell: ‘James William Jeffs was born in 1884/86 in Hackney. He enlisted in the army in 1904 and served for seven years. In the 1911 census his occupation was ‘gas stoker’ and he lived at an address in East… Read more ›

Ask the Expert – Boer War brick wall ›

29 November, 2011

Our resident military expert Paul Nixon, pictured below, answers your queries. From Keith Griffiths: ‘I’m trying to trace any record of my grandfather Howell Lewis Griffiths. He was born on 11 April 1878 in Carmarthen, Wales and is said to have fought in the 2nd Boer War in South Africa. I have not been able to trace a record as… Read more ›

The British Newspaper Archive launches ›

29 November, 2011

Today marks the launch of the British Newspaper Archive, where you can search up to 4 million pages of historical newspapers online. The British Library and brightsolid are working in partnership on this ground-breaking project, which will transform the way that historical newspapers are used to find out about our past. The website offers access to up to 4 million… Read more ›