Take advantage of the weak UK pound and get those birth, marriage and death certificates ordered through rootspast

If you or your friends have family ties to England and Wales, we are now offering a service to undertake the necessary research and then to obtain from the General Record Office copies of birth, marriage and death certificates.

The registration of the event must be in England or Wales and fall between 1837 and 2005. The price for the service, which includes a transcription (so you can decipher the text), is £30 UK pounds per certificate, plus the relevant postage charge to anywhere in the world.

Send a short email to paul@rootspast.com and I'll get back to you with details.
 
British coin denominations and their values from the historic era can sometimes be difficult to remember. A really nice web resource to bookmark, with images and explanations, is this site from the Royal Mint Museum:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/british-coinage/denominations/index.html
 
If you have ever wondered whether your British ancestors may have suffered at the hands of criminals, or indeed, been accused or convicted themselves, then the criminal records from the famous Old Bailey in London are available to search online for free.

Covering the period 1674-1913, the proceedings of nearly 200,000 criminal trials can be searched by surname, conviction type and date period:

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/

A fantastic resource!

pic - Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793-1864)