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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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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

Blog
19 May 2016

Laura Berry shares details of five online resources that can be used for tracing baptism, marriage and burial records without costing a penny

Blog
17 March 2016

The centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising provides family historians with even more opportunities to investigate their 20th-century Irish ancestors. Nicola Morris reveals five types of records that can help you discover more

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25 February 2016

Hit a brick wall trying to trace your ancestor's birth record? Who Do You Think You Are? TV series genealogist Laura Berry reveals her top tips for finding those elusive documents...

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