Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ancestry adds search tool for Honours and Awards index

Ancestry ( has added a third party database UK, Recommendations for Honours and Awards Index, 1935-1990, as sourced from the National Archives at Kew. If an entry is found, you are the directed to the archive's Discovery portal.

Not sure if I am correct, but I think this is the first collection I have seen on Ancestry that links to Discovery, though Ancestry has several other third party databases on its site that work in a similar way. The collection is searchable at


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