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BBC Radio 4's genealogy series Tracing Your Roots is back in September to help solve your family history mysteries – and the show needs your help
BBC Radio 4's genealogy series Tracing Your Roots is back in September to help solve your family history mysteries and punch a hole in those brick walls.
This series, the team are particularly keen to shed light on mysteries involving money: has your family had a case in chancery, or has money appeared or disappeared strangely?
Or perhaps there's been an intriguing name change as you look back in your family tree, or you've uncovered an ancestor who was confined against their will somewhere: not for a crime, but maybe in an asylum, convent or other institution.
If you think you have a story, the team would love to hear from you. To submit your story, please email details to email@example.com or send a letter to Tracing Your Roots, BBC, The Tun, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8PJ.