After a whole month of Crime, Prisons and Punishment, we review the best of our new records and offer you the chance of winning a 12 month World subscription!


Crime, Prisons and Punishment Month is adjourned!

Over the last four weeks, we've delved into history's criminal underbelly to bring you everything you need for discovering your law-breaking ancestors. If you missed any of our handy video guides, expert blogs or fascinating tales of discovery you can catch up now. We also added millions of new crime records for you to explore, including over 1.9 million additions to our England and Wales, Crime, Prisons and Punishment collection.

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Heroes of the Revolutionary War

We marked Independence Day earlier this month by honoring the memory of the heroes of the Revolutionary War, both famous and less well-known. Many of the unsung heroes and heroines of the Revolutionary War can be traced in our Revolutionary War Pensions and we uncovered some of the remarkable stories held among those files. Did someone in your family tree fight for America's freedom?

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Discover your Irish Army ancestors

An historic new military resource was added to our Irish records collection this month - Irish Army Census 1922. These detailed records list members of the newly formed Irish National Army during the Civil War. Did your military ancestor play a part in the formation of modern Ireland? Find out by delving into this fascinating archive.

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