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U.K. based Deceased Online says the registers for the Cemetery are held at The National Archives (TNA) and Deceased Online digitally scanned all of these within the TNA building in Kew, South West London. Continue reading to learn the history of Brompton Cemetery and see the list of famous people interred, including Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst: “Brompton Cemetery, consecrated by […]

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With a name like “Big Ben” one might think we’re talking about a North American grizzly bear. Big Ben is actually a famous clock on top of 320-foot-high St. Stephen’s tower. Those classic pictures of the British Houses of Parliament in London wouldn’t be the same without that famous tower-clock. If you’d been around to […]

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Sandy on March 27th, 2012

Over a million baptism marriage and burial records dating back to 1538 are now available at Findmypast.co.uk. This is the first time that images of original parish records from London’s Westminster are online. Additionally, the records can now be searched free of charge by visiting the Life Events (BMDs) section of Findmypast. The press release […]

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Sandy on January 23rd, 2012

London, England’s dockland baptism records are now online at Findmypast.co.uk as follows: “We’ve just published 16,696 new London Docklands baptism records on findmypast.co.uk – excellent news for all of you with Docklands ancestors. Further details of these baptism records are as follows: St Dunstan, Stepney: 10,035 baptism entries spanning 1668-1679 Christchurch, Spitalfields: 6,661 baptism entries […]

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Sandy on February 25th, 2011

Many years ago, I spent almost every weekend shopping in the King’s Road area of Chelsea and, according to a good friend, little has changed. Every street seems to have been home to a noted artist or writer at some time or other. It’s also an area rich in historic parks and gardens. In 1834 […]

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