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  • Belfast

    Belfast

    Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland. Once famous for ship building, Belfast was home to some of the biggest shipyards in the world, The most famous possibly being Harland and Wolff, who built the Titanic, and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic

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  • County Waterford

    County Waterford

    County Waterford is situated on the south coast of Ireland with a rugged volcanic coastline and pretty beaches. Home to the exquisite Waterford Crystal, produced there since 1783. The county town is Wateford City which still has remains of ancient town walls, built by the Vikings.


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  • County Tipperary

    County Tipperary

    County Tipperary has a rich and fertile agricultural landscape, renowned for the breeding of world famous racehorses and home to the largest stud in the world. In the county town of Cashel, The Rock of Cashel is now one of Ireland's most popular tourist sites, along with the local blue veined cheese produced just outside the town. The County will always be remembered for its WW1 British army song It's a Long Way to Tipperary
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  • County Cork

    County Cork

    County Cork is the most southwestern and the largest of the modern counties of Ireland. It is where one can kiss the Blarney Stone, set in the walls of Blarney Castle and where The Titanic made it last call at Cobh, before its ill-fated journey.


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  • County Limerick

    County Limerick

    County Limerick is where the River Shannon finally flows into the Atlantic Ocean having meandered its way across the mainly flat county with its mountains being only on the county borders. Most of the Eastern side of the county is flat limestone plain as well as volcanic rock. In past times, famous for its dairy farming in an area known as the Golden Vale, Limerick is said to be home to some of Europes richest pasturelands.

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  • County Clare

    County Clare

    County Clare is on the west coast of Ireland, northwest of the River Shannon and bordering Lough Derg, and home is to the Cliffs of Moher - some of the highest sea-cliffs in Europe. County Clare has a strong history of Traditional music and many still use Gaelic as their everyday language.



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  • Leicestershire

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  • Radnorshire

    Radnorshire

    Radnorshire is the smallest of the 6 counties of South Wales.
    Level around the Vale of Radnor, which was forests to an extent, although these have long disappeared. The greater portion of the county is hilly, in parts mountainous.

    Towns: Knighton, Llandrindod Wells.
    Industry: Agriculture



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  • Pembrokeshire

    Pembrokeshire

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  • Montgomeryshire

    Montgomeryshire

    Inland county in Mid Wales. The area is almost wholly mountainous, although there are some fertile valleys in the east. The highest point is Cadair Berwyn. Its main rivers are the River Severn and the River Dyfi. Lake Vyrnwy is a reservoir supplying Liverpool.

    Towns: Montgomery, Newtown, Welshpool.
    Industry: Agriculture, slate mining, woollen and flannel goods

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  • The British Isles Index
    by Caroline
    The British Isles are a group of islands situated off the northwest coast of Europe.

    They include Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Crown Dependencies of the Isle of Man, as well as 6,000+ smaller islands.

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  • Whitwell
    by Barbara Dodds


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    by Elaine ..Spain
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    The Parish Church of St. Mary is one of the oldest in Hertfordshire, believed to date from Saxon times. The church holds copies of the parish registers, dating back to the mid 1600s, which can be viewed by appointment. Nowadays people are rarely buried in the churchyard. There is a cemetery in New Road, Northchurch, which has been used since WW1. ...
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    by Elaine ..Spain
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    Berkhamsted Castle is rich in history - it was there in 1066 that Duke William of Normandy was offered the crown of England. ...
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    by Caroline
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    ScotlandsPeople was started in 2005 and took until now as I had to be patient in filling the gaps while I waited for the new records to be added to the site. Now that all the census indexes for Scotland are also available on Ancestry for 1841 through to 1901, the search would be much quicker!! The case study below gives you an idea of my search ... as the site allows you to save your searches and the images you have viewed, I did not have to purchase any extra units to re-creat...
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