Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bulgarian Research

Bulgaria is the oldest state in Europe to have kept its original name since AD681 and most of the population are descendants of the Bulgarian invasion of the South Danube. On two occasions during the medieval period Bulgarians managed to … Continue reading

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Polish in Iran (Persia)

From 1942 until the end of the war there was a population of Polish migrants in Iran. As Iran is outside the remit of Tracing Your European Ancestors I have mentioned it briefly in the book, but wish to share … Continue reading

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Useful Resources – Isle of Man

Most well known as the venue for the TT Motorsport races, the island is located in the North Sea between Great Britain and Ireland The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency, which is self governing, however, Britain is … Continue reading

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Useful Resources – Channel Islands

The Channel Islands is made up of five different islands, each one represented by their own flag, as illustrated here. The islands are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. The islands are located in the English Channel close to the Normandy … Continue reading

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Useful Resources – Italy

Anglo Italian Family History Society Italian Records by Trafford R Cole, Published Ancestry, 1995, ISBN 978 – 0196489588 Italian Surname Mapping Tool  Italians Coming to the United Kingdom by Julie Goucher, 2003 (revised 2015) Our Italian Surnames by Joseph G. … Continue reading

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Newton Abbot’s Polish Community

From the back cover On the outskirts of Newton Abbot (Devon) sits a residential setting for Polish migrants that is the last of its kind; a legacy of the contribution the Polish people made during the Second World War. After … Continue reading

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Tracing Your European Ancestors

From the back cover. Anyone who is keen to research the life story of an ancestor from across Europe will find Julie Goucher’s handbook an invaluable guide. She provides detailed, easy-to-use and accurate information on the key sources in each country … Continue reading

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