Alan Crosby

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07 January 2016

Columnist Alan Crosby looks ahead to the next 12 months and decides on some New Year's resolutions that he hopes will make him a better genealogist

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17 December 2015

This Christmas, Alan will be remembering the plight of his ancestors, who were imprisoned in Nazi-occupied Warsaw in December 1944

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10 December 2015

On Sunday, water flowed from the rocks of Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales – a natural phenomenon last witnessed by our ancestors more than 200 years ago, says Alan Crosby

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03 December 2015

Census returns and certificates will always remain, but the precious records inside our heads will be lost unless we act now, says Alan Crosby

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26 November 2015

Columnist Alan Crosby recently discovered a rather unusual term in a property inventory while researching his Oxfordshire kin. Can you help?

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19 November 2015

Residents of Alan's beloved home city recently marked the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Preston – the last major conflict to be fought on English soil

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12 November 2015

Alan Crosby stumbled across a rather unusual set of Victorian birth announcements when rifling through some old newspapers earlier this month

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05 November 2015

During some recent research, Alan Crosby discovered an interesting account of how Bonfire Night was celebrated in 19th-century Lancashire

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29 October 2015

The work of local archivists in the wake of the Shoreham Airshow tragedy reminds us how vital it is that we preserve the present, says Alan Crosby

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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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