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Was your ancestor a PoW in World War 1?

To mark the recent 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign, we added some fascinating Prisoner of War records from World War 1. This collection contains over 43,000 names of PoWs from both the Allied and Central Powers. You can trace your relatives in these records by searching for name, rank, regiment and more.

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Discover your NSW family with new records

April was a busy month which saw us add over 28 million new family history resources to the site including plenty of additions from the state of New South Wales. Gaol Photographic Description Books, 1871-1969Government Gazette Indexes, 1832-1863 and Newcastle Lost Cemeteries, 1842-1902 were among the highlights. Combined, they've added millions of additional records to the site for tracing your ancestors around Sydney and beyond.

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The best of brand new British records

April also saw the addition of millions of new resources for uncovering the British members of your family tree. The second tranche of our National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914 and over 6 million new Yorkshire Parish Registers are just some of the great additions to join our comprehensive British collections.

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Arthur Seymour was photographed in Darlinghurst Gaol in 1910. Where was he born?

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