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18 November 2016

To celebrate Explore Your Archive week 2016, we’re revealing our top 25 reasons to delve into the archives and boost your family history research

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09 November 2016

Kimberley Powell reveals some of the best family history resources for tracing ancestors who emigrated to the United States

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27 October 2016

Thankfully for researchers, our ancestors’ financial woes tended to generate quite a paper trail. Jonathan Scott looks at some of the best resources for finding records of debtors and bankrupts online

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05 September 2016

As children across Britain trudge (or skip) off to their first day of school, we take a quick look at the records available for genealogists researching their forebears' school days

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02 September 2016

350 years on from the Great Fire of London, Andrew Wareham reveals what hearth tax records can tell us about the inhabitants of the capital in 1666

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24 August 2016

With The Great British Bake Off now back on our screens, Ruth A Symes looks at the history of our nation’s long love affair with cakes and other baked goodies

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18 August 2016

With the Rio Olympics drawing to a close, Jayne Shrimpton explains how photographs of our ancestors at leisure can give us an insight into their lives

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19 July 2016

It’s always exciting to come across your ancestors’ holiday snaps, but what if you have no idea when they were taken? Rebecca Arnold offers expert tips on how to date them

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01 July 2016

A century on from the Battle of the Somme, Jacqueline Wadsworth reveals how nervous British troops prepared for the 'big push' through their heartbreaking letters sent back home

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26 May 2016

The First World War is mostly remembered for its trench warfare, but the navy also saw action and with new online resources there's plenty to discover about your naval kin

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