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Showing posts from April, 2017

Royal Records on Deceased Online

With the recent birthday celebrations of the Queen, it feels timely to highlight some of the royal records in the Deceased Online collections
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 91st birthday on 21 April 2017. Last year, she became the longest-reigning monarch in British history and on the 29 November 2016, she and Prince Philip celebrated 69 years of marriage. Not to be outdone, younger members of the Royal Family have also been in the news recently. Prince Harry, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been speaking out about the need for improved mental health awareness and services as part of the Heads Together campaign. Notably, last week, Prince Harry spoke at length publicly for the first time about the tragic death in 1997 of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
The oldest royal record in the Deceased Online database is from Peterborough Cathedral. The burial record of Queen Catherine of Aragon.Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536) is found in the Cambridgeshire Collection. …

WDYTYA? Live 2017

Thank you to all those who visited the Deceased Online team at last week's Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Birmingham
Jamie and the team from Deceased Online are all back home now, resting their feet after a fun few days inBirmingham's NECat Who Do You Think You Are? Live. As usual, our stand (198) saw a constant flow of visitors keen to find their ancestors in the Deceased Online database. We love meeting database users and would like to thank everyone who dropped by to see us on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April.

We had a hectic but happy three days helping countless family historians with their brickwalls. Across the arena, there were loads of great bargains and special offers unique to the show. Deceased Online was no exception and we were delighted that so many of you were keen to take up our special WDYTYA? Live offer of a 6 month subscription for just £49

As ever, we were surrounding by the delights of the Society of Genealogists stands, and we enjoyed me…