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UK, City, Town and Village Photos, 1860-1960 (Francis Frith)
August 2015
The Francis Frith Collection contains photographs of almost every city, town and village in Great Britain, with some coverage of other countries including Ireland. This first installment of photos are primarily topographical - of towns, landmarks and landscapes. These include thousands of individual streets, churches, castles, landscapes, businesses, bridges, municipal buildings and locations that have been important in individuals' lives.

UK, Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy, 1824-1910

August 2015
Lists of young men who were indentured to merchant navy ships between the years 1824 and 1910. They include details such as name, age and date at registration or indenture, vessel, port of registry, and birth year and place.

Probate Records
September 2015
Probate records from all 50 U.S. states. The contents of a probate file can vary from case to case, but certain details are found in most probates, most importantly, the names and residences of beneficiaries and their relationship to the decedent. An inventory of the estate assets can reveal personal details about the deceased’s occupation and lifestyle. There may also be references to debts, deeds, and other documents related to the settling of the estate.

Canada, WWII Killed in Action, 1939-1947
September 2015
Canada entered the Second World War on 10 September 1939. More than a million Canadians served in the armed forces, representing about 10 percent of the entire population. Around 45,000 lost their lives. This collection contains case files of Canadian military personnel killed in the Second World War. The files include attestation papers, death certificates, and photos of the soldiers.
 

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