Local History

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22 October 2015

Frances de la Tour's episode promises scandalous stories from the past – something that never fails to pique our interest, says columnist Alan Crosby

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15 October 2015

Finding the final resting place of an ancestor can be an incredibly rewarding experience for researchers, says columnist Alan Crosby

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08 October 2015

Mark Gatiss makes some great discoveries in tonight's episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, but the low survival rate of Irish records can sometimes be frustrating says Alan Crosby

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01 October 2015

Watching a sneak preview of Anita Rani’s episode of WDYTYA? made Alan realise just how wide-reaching the research of future family historians will need to be

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24 September 2015

Watching a sneak preview of Frank Gardner’s episode reminded Alan Crosby just how precious family letters can be

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17 September 2015

Don't be fooled by the image of Essex created by a certain 'structured reality' series, says columnist and admirer of the county Alan Crosby

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10 September 2015

While searching through old newspapers last week, Alan Crosby found an extraordinary story concerning the residents of a Northamptonshire village

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03 September 2015

Delving into local newspaper archives often leads to hours of distraction, says local historian and serial procrastinator Alan Crosby

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27 August 2015

Sir Derek Jacobi's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? shows that persecuted people have been settling in England for centuries, says Alan Crosby

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30 July 2015

For the family historian, few heirlooms are as precious as an autobiography. Alan Crosby is lucky to possess one written by his mother, offering vivid accounts of a bygone age

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