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Lady Isabella Blachford by Janet Meydam Wealth and titles do not always mean lifelong security.  Historically, women were especially at the mercy of their fathers and husbands when it came to finances.  Poor investments, gambling, and mismanagement of estates sometimes led to financial ruin for prominent families.  Such was the case of Lady Isabella Blachford, former owner of Osbourne House on the Isle of Wright. Lady Isabella Blachford was born Lady Isabella Fitzroy on 17 November 1786. She was the youngest daughter of Augustus Fitzroy, Third Duke of Grafton (and the 11th Prime Minister of England) and his second wife,...

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Progress

We are excited to announce we have reached 30,000 documents indexed to the site which represents approximately 200,000 names!  The collection being archived will eventually be 70-80,000 pages - we have a long way to go but will chip away at it over time.

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New resource for genealogy research!

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OriginalAncestry is excited to offer original period documents to the public to provide another resource for discovering your family history!  I have been collecting pre-1900 documents for the past fifteen years in hopes of providing an additional resource for researchers of family history.  In many cases, the answer to a genealogical brick wall can be found in a document that an individual owns versus a government archive.  The  collection will be archived onto the site over time.  This is a small retail site, and archiving will take a great deal of time, so keep checking back to see if a...

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