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British Royal Navy & Royal Marines Service and Pension Records, 1704-1919
Over 20,000 wills have been added to this collection, covering the years 1786-1822. The records could contain the date of the will, their rank and the name of the ship they served on. The originals can be accessed via The National Archives website and contain even more rich detail.

British West Indies Regiment Servicemen, 1915-1919
A new collection encompasses nearly 17,000 records from the First World War. It’s possible to uncover names, ranks, service numbers, and often additional notes. The records are for privates and non-commissioned officers, and is a work in progress endeavouring to identify all men who enlisted and served in the British West Indies Regiment (BWIR) during the First World War. It is compiled and collated from multiple sources.

Dorset Monumental Inscriptions
A further 10,000 records have been added to this collection, now covering Poole Cemetery, Old Farm Road, Poole, Dorset. Taken from gravestones, tombs, monuments and even stained-glass windows. Two of my first cousins once removed are in the database; the information I aleady had from Billion Graves, with an image of the gravestone.

The newspaper additions this week include the Bury & Suffolk Standard, 1869-1870, 1873-1887 and the Bury and Suffolk Herald, 1827-1837, 1839-1849.

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