My mother was a Dutch prisoner of war in Mauthausen in 1945. She managed to save the life of a German POW, who was already 11 years in the camp by that time. He fell in love with my mother and wrote ...
At the end of World War II, many German military units tried to avoid Soviet captivity by turning west and surrendering to western allied forces. While a simple request to the German Red Cross ...
I've been trying to trace the steps of a Richard Talent from London, who is rumored to be the progenitor of the Tallants of Anson County, North Carolina. With the limited resources I can access in ...
Thomas Duffett (baptised 1785 Stalbridge, Dorset, England) had a couple of run-ins with the law and got himself sentenced to 7 years transportation. Twice. But he never left the country. The first ...
Is there an alternative to the National Archive of Scotland for 19th century Scottish prison records?
The prison records for Scotland are available in the National Archives of Scotland. Are there alternative online sources for some of these? (I'm in Australia, so tripping to Edinburgh isn't an option ...
1841 was a bad year for my ancestor William Walters and his family of Pont Wedwst in Cilrhedyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales. They buried one son, Samuel, aged 25, on 8th February 1841. And the Census of ...