Monday, October 31, 2011

The world at 7 billion, what's your number?

The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few hours, is this something we should celebrate or is it time for reflection?

If you consider that 200 years ago in 1800 the world's population was 1 billion we have grown seven fold since, can the planets resources cope with this growth!

Find out more on population growth and where you fit into 7 billion More

In the meantime the United Kingdom's population is expected to reach 70 million in 2027 hosts over 800 million records including births, marriages and deaths find out where you and your ancestors fit into this population growth.

Monday, October 24, 2011

How are Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde and the Regent Bridge connected? adds Scottish Trade Directories dating back 185 years.

Having released over 40 volumes of Scottish Trade Directories in 2009, we are pleased to release an additional 60 volumes of Directories dating back from 1825 to the early part of the 19th Century during the growing influence of the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire.

One of the directories available is Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and the hub of Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. It transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe which continued well into the 19th Century.

In these early directories key figures in the Scottish Enlightenment included Sir Walter Scott, Sir James Hall and other notables such as Robert Stevenson (1772-1850) a Scottish civil engineer and famed designer and builder of lighthouses.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Could Store Cards replace the UK Census?

The historic national census is set to be abolished and replaced by information on everybody in the country gathered from banks, stores and estate agents.

The census – first carried out more than 200 years ago amid fears that the number of people in the country was multiplying too fast – has become expensive, inaccurate and slow, the Office for National Statistics admitted. Read more>>

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Changing your name

Many of us have found Family History challenging at the best of times but may now prove to be even more difficult as for a fee you can change your name. Changing your name has become increasingly popular lately for all sorts of reasons and some of the names and reasons are really quite extraordinary. Anyone researching their family history in the future may have an even more challenging time and an almost impossible task. Find out about name meshing and celebrity names in these Articles from the Daily Mail and the BBC

Stolen Babies
An even more intriguing and unsettling story is one that has recently emerged about Stolen Babies in Spain, although its from another era it is still having a huge impact on the lives of those affected. More on this story