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Thousands of new records added to TheGenealogist and its powerful Map Explorer™

Over 140,000 names from War Memorial records released, plus thousands of Image Archive pictures pinned onto georeferenced maps

TheGenealogist has just added 142,861 new individuals to their War Memorial collection, bringing the total number of fully searchable War Memorial Records on TheGenealogist to over 1,688,000.


These fully searchable records have been transcribed with their location plotted on Map Explorer™ so you can find the names of ancestors who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Lt. William Bruce VC on the war memorial in Lerwick, Shetland Islands


These War Memorials, from a variety of places in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, can be used to find ancestors and reveal organisations, churches, towns and communities that they had belonged to. 

  • War Memorials provide us with links to a community, village, town or area
  • Workplace memorials reveal where ancestors may have worked in civilian life 
  • Organisation monuments and plaques honour their lost members
  • Past pupils and staff of schools or universities reveal connections with the institution
  • Names in a church or other places of worship tell us about religious affiliation

TheGenealogist has transcribed the details from these memorials and then pinned their location to maps on their powerful Map Explorer™; this allows researchers to see where the places connected to their ancestors are.


Also released this week are thousands of extra historical pictures added to TheGenealogist’s Image Archive. These often fascinating and atmospheric drawings and historic photographs have also been geolocated with pins on the Map Explorer™. Having found an ancestor’s address in a record such as the census and seeing it located on the map, researchers can then view pictures of the neighbourhood as it had once looked when our ancestors lived there. 


Central YMCA Canteen, Tottenham Court Road


TheGenealogist has boosted this resource with the addition of some great locational views, including over one thousand beautiful engravings for places of interest in the capital from Old and New London by Edward Walford. There are now over 12,000 geolocated images viewable on Map Explorer™.


TheGenealogist has used this resource in a new case study, Looking at the Past Through Our Ancestors’ Eyes, which you can read here: https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2024/looking-at-the-past-through-our-ancestors-eyes-6949/ 





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To celebrate this latest release, TheGenealogist is offering its Diamond Personal Premium Package for only £98.95 a saving over 50%.

This offer includes a lifetime discount! Your subscription will renew at the same discounted price every year you stay with them.

To find out more and claim the offer, visit: https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/MGBWMI224

This offer expires at the end of 10th May 2024




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New 'Image Archive' launched by TheGenealogist

Latest developments from TheGenealogist have seen the introduction of a new 'Image Archive' addition to the family history website. TheGenealogist is the first family history website to launch a dedicated 'Image Archive' that allows you to view both 3D and standard images. The  images are free for everyone to search and view and cover the period from 1850 to 1940.  See www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/ImageArchive These historical pictures allow you to relive the past through the eyes of your ancestors.   The Image Archive allows anyone to search and view images of towns, landmarks, churches, resorts, occupations and military campaigns. They also include images of social interest showing how your ancestors could have led their lives. You may even be able to find the church where your ancestor was baptised or married.

Crystal Palace 1860

Crystal Palace 1860 as featured in the Image Archive

Diamond subscribers to TheGenealogist will be able to view and download the images in a high resolution format for extra clarity. Find our more at www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/ImageArchive
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Tracing those old photographs..

Most family historians will have a large digital collection of old family photographs stored on their PCs or data storage drives. Some of the photos may have been given to you. It may be the case you are not sure who all the people are in the photographs or even where the photographs came from. For the ever-curious family historian, there is the thought if anyone else in the world has the same photograph and if they have more knowledge on the people pictured in the photos. With this in mind, it's worth taking a look at the website TinEye.com You simply submit an image and it will tell you if there is a copy of the exact image anywhere else on the internet. TinEye can be a fun way to stumble upon distant living relatives and can be a way to break down those occasional genealogical brick-walls we all come across!
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