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Legacies of British Slavery

This collection from University College London comprises individuals who were compensated, a total of £20 million in 1833 (£3 billion in 2023 equivalent) for the loss of their “property” with the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.

There are just over 60,000 transcripts, which can include biographical information, names of spouses, and addresses. Be sure to click through the UCL website for more detail. The Legacies of British Slavery project at UCL was designed to shed light on the ways that the slavery system has shaped British history.

Nottingham Catholic Records

Over 290,000 new Baptisms,  Marriages, Burials or Congregational records have been added for the Diocese of Nottingham, which covers Nottingham, Derby, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. The earliest records are for 1641 and run up to 1913. These detail-rich biographical records can include names of godparents, witnesses to marriages and more, and include original images to explore. Simply add Nottingham as the diocese into your search of England Roman Catholic.

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