2014 sees the start of a series of centenaries marking the First World War. Such events will commemorate the Battle of the Somme, the Gallipoli campaign, the changing role of women, the Armistice and the dedication of the first war memorials.
The Heritage Lottery Fund is offering to provide funds to help mark these important anniversaries by exploring the history and legacy of the war and helping people understand how it impacted on communities across the UK, especially their own. Working along with Imperial War Museums (IWM), who are leading the UK’s cultural commemorative programme for the centenaries, HLF applicants can access IWM expertise and resources by joining the centenary partnership. The fund is to also help communities mark the event.
The First World War was a major conflict that not only impacted on our ancestors and families life, that is still felt to this day. It was to lead to major changes in Society, Culture and politics.
Details can be found at Heritage Lottery Fund The HLF also has a downloadable booklet at HLF Booklet which gives further details and how to apply.
The Identity & Passport Service has warned: don't pay too much for your replacement birth certificates.
The above warning comes via the Federation of Family History Societies. This applies equally to other certificates. When using commercial websites to find an index entry for a birth, marriage or death registration it is tempting to click on a placed link on the site to order a certificate. However, it can be much costly to do this rather than going to the official website at The General Register Office
New North West Kent Family History Society CD Publications-Bromley, Kent.
The Cd's are from the LB of Bromley Archives holdings. They contain facsimiles of parish registers of Beckenham, Bromley, Bromley Common, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, Farnborough, Keston and Penge. They contain all the material for these Parishes that is in a fit condition to be handled.