Ancestry has arrived!

The WWI project now has access to Ancestry Library Edition to help us research men and women from Teesdale during WWI.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be running a series of workshops for anyone who’s interested in learning how to use ancestry.  We’ll be concentrating on the military records now available on Ancestry to find out more about Teesdale men we know were in the armed forces – especially checking the large numbers of people who appear in the Absent voters lists (for more information see the article about these lists in this newsletter).  We’ll also be looking carefully at the 1911 census returns to identify men who would have been old enough to be conscripted.  No doubt we’ll have a few dead ends but I’m looking forward to plenty of successes.  So, keep an eye on the newsletter and website for further information.