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The Roaring Twenties (February 2020 issue)

In my view the 1920s were a period of extravagance and over-indulgence by some people, but very poor conditions for the vast majority. After the First World War most of the surviving members of the armed forces came back to the UK, although some served overseas in the Army of Occupation until 1923. Women often were widowed, women lost their war jobs as men took back their jobs they had previously held and the country ...
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Transcription Tuesday

Tomorrow (4 February) is Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine's fourth annual Transcription Tuesday event. This is when we encourage our readers to get involved in transcribing family history records for non-profit organisations, to make them accessible for everyone. This year's projects are:

    Nonconformist parish records with FamilySearch
    International Committee of the Red Cross records of German and Austrian civilians and POWs detained at Stobs Camp, Scotland
    The Royal Navy First World War Lives ...
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Scanners and operating systems

Hello, have any of our forum users had problems with new operating systems not recognising their old scanners? We're thinking of running a feature on ways to fix this but I would like to know if it is a big problem or not!

Thanks,

Sarah
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Wills

I have just read the article ('Letters', page 6 and 7, in the February 2020 magazine) regarding open access to recent wills being available. I agree with a lot of what Anthony Morgan has said, in fact when the Probate Service issued a consultation document some years ago I told them that it seemed wrong to me that people who had received money might be targeted by criminals. Having said that I am sure that ...
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No plastic wrapping

Thanks for using a paper wrapping rather than plastic in sending me my magazine, something for the environment. Shame other outlets don't, BBC!.
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January 2010 issue

On the "50 websites to watch in 2020" I still have doubts over whether Find My Past will get the 1921 Census (England and Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man) ready on 1 January 2022, given that The National Archives gave them the contract nine months after the stated date start, no explanation has been given by TNA for the delay in awarding the contract. Also as we know from previous episodes (the 1901 ...
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December Issue

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Wales is not a principality!

'Wales was officially recognised as a country in December 2011 by the influential International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) - but it hasn’t really been a Principality for hundreds of years.

Despite the relatively recent recognition of Wales as a country, even though it has its own National Assembly, anthem, language and our own rugby and football teams, it hasn’t been a Principality since the 16th ...
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Pre-1858 wills

I notice that there will be an article in the January 2020 issue on "Pre-1858 wills", the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lasted until the 11 January 1858 and it is a common mistake when talking about the 'pre-1858 wills' as it includes wills up to the 11 January 1858, I have an ancestor whose will was proved in those first 11 days of January 1858, hopefully it will be made clear.
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Big Question - December 2019 issue

Regarding the question by Yvonne Hensman on Hyman Philip Torlowsky (page 41), the National Archives reference for his father's (Israel Philip Torlowsky) British Nationality doesn't actually work in TNA's Discovery catalogue, the document is HO 144/329/B10755: 1891: Nationality and Naturalisation: Torlowsky, Israel Philip, from Russia. Resident in Nottingham. Certificate A6760 issued 14 July 1891, the date is wrong, it was sworn on 21 July 1891 and registered by the Home Office on 24 July 1891. ...
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DNA debate - August issue

I'm catching up on the August issue, and I read a letter from someone who warned how pharmaceutical companies could benefit from our DNA.

This is an interesting debate, and I'm not totally sure what the answer is. One thing I would say is that there is a general feeling of unease about giving any sort of money or information to pharmaceutical companies. I appreciate that they may run differently in different countries, but ask ...
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