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Lovely family tree cutting board, customized with your surname! 12" X 18" Sabatier bamboo cutting board. C$55, plus tax and shipping. A great Christmas gift! PM me if interested.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born #onthisday in 1841. Famous for his feathery portraits and saturated scenes, Renoir was one of the leaders of the Impressionist mo...vement in France. He started his career painting porcelain before moving to Paris to study with Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley at the École des Beaux-Arts. The models in this composition are the daughter of artist Berthe Morisot, and her cousin Paulette Gobillard.

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History Scotland

On this day in 1897, Peter Llewelyn Davies, the boy who inspired J M Barrie's Peter Pan character was born in London. Barrie first met Peter and his brothers in... a London park, where the boys were regularly taken by their nanny.

The Peter Pan connection was to stay with Llewelyn Davies throughout his life and was often a source of unhappiness to him. On one occasion, he called Peter Pan 'that terrible masterpiece'.

If you like Scotland's history you'll love History Scotland, the world's premier Scottish history magazine: scot.sh/hsmaghome

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Meet Professor Kevin James, a members of the History Scotland magazine editorial board, and Professor of History at University of Guelph in Canada.

Learn more about the work of Professor Kevin James, one of the members of the History Scotland magazine Editorial Board.
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During World War II, Scottish soldier John Mackay rescued a Hungarian Jewish prisoner from a fate worse than death at the Nazi prison death camp Auschwitz.…

During World War II, Scottish soldier John Mackay rescued a Hungarian Jewish prisoner from a fate worse than death at the Nazi prison death camp Auschwitz. Now they're celebrating a very important milestone together...
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Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2017
University of Hull, United Kingdom
Saturday 1 April – Sunday 2 April 2017
Booking now open on Eventbrite:
https://www.ev...entbrite.co.uk/e/post-medieval-archaeology-co…
The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is holding its annual Congress in Hull as it celebrates being UK City of Culture. Our conference forms part of the Roots and Routes season, a theme highly relevant to post-medieval and historical archaeology (1500 AD – present day).
A special offer is available to members of local archaeological societies, allowing access to the parallel sessions of papers (over 50 talks in all from speakers from UK, Europe and North America) at our Congress partners, the University of Hull, on Saturday and Sunday 1st – 2nd April. This is a unique opportunity to hear and meet archaeologists from many different countries who are coming specially to Hull for this event.
Local Delegates can sign up on Eventbrite at the special rate (inclusive of lunch, morning & afternoon refreshments) of £45 (plus Eventbrite booking fee); if Local Delegates wish to participate in the Society’s social activities then the full registration fees will have to be paid.
The full programme is available on the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology web site at http://www.spma.org.uk/events/pmac2017/

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The Society is building on the success of the 50th Anniversary Congress in Sheffield with a similar event in Hull as it celebrates being UK City of Culture. Our conference forms part of the Roots and Routes season, a theme highly relevant to post-medieval and historical archaeology. Hull, on the eas...
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This story captured the nation back in the 1910s-1920s

IT WAS a tragic event to befall anyone, but there seemed nothing particularly remarkable about the elderly woman who was knocked down on Sydney’s busy Oxford St.
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AncestryDNA is running a trial for a forthcoming system in which each new DNA test, with the exception of those for minors or legal wards, will have to be registered in a separate account. My gut reaction was that this was going to be a huge imposition, akin to having to log in to each DNA test sepa...
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Have you ever seen a medieval #shelfie?

Most depictions of bookcases in medieval manuscripts can be found in images of scribes writing in a scriptorium. Within these images, it's rare to see books stored with their spines facing outwards as is common today. Find out more: bit.ly/2lOYWln

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History Scotland

We begin a new series in our Mar/Apr issue, written by National Records of Scotland, which looks at the many centuries’ worth of historical resources which rese...archers can explore at the NRS search room in Edinburgh and online.

(Image © Richard Rogerson)

Order a print copy of History Scotland from our website: scot.sh/1MmoiKF or download the digital edition scot.sh/2542A9P – both versions available to UK and overseas readers.

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Family Tree DNA

Why is family history so important to you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Her rap sheet would have made Al Capone’s look tame.

Offensive behavior? Check. Assault? Check. Prostitution? Definitely.
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U.S. marriages tell the story of love. Come see what projects are available in states where your ancestors got married!

The U.S. Marriages Project, a joint initiative between findmypast.com and FamilySearch.org, is actively working to save the marriage records from every state in the United States. Through the index...
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How did a 17-year-old girl come to lead the French army? Meet the real Joan of Arc in our latest podcast. Join historian & author Helen Castor and comedian Iszi... Lawrence as they delve deeper into the faith, trial and ultimate downfall of the Maid of Orléans.

This podcast series shares highlights from our exclusive Members’ lectures: http://ow.ly/Z3xh309kv1C

Plus find out more about becoming a British Museum Member: http://ow.ly/I3Cs309kuY6

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Featuring snippets from Helen’s sell-out Members’ lecture in November last year
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...“Jane Franklin (born Jane Griffin in London in 1791) was the 19th century’s most famous widow, next only in public stature to Queen Victoria,” wrote Amanda J...ohnson in the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. This is an amazing article, her quest was to find her lost husband. ~debra

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Determined and dedicated to the sciences, she dispatched many a vessel to the Arctic.
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