Blog posts

Blog
28 May 2015

Archives and record offices are sometimes housed in unusual locations, as Alan Crosby recently discovered on a trip to Denbighshire

Blog
21 May 2015

A week in Sicily led columnist Alan Crosby to dwell upon the island's turbulent history and the stories of people arriving and departing from its shores

Blog
14 May 2015

Despite having Polish relatives, Alan Crosby still struggles to get his head around some of that nation's unusual naming conventions

Blog
07 May 2015

Many wedding photographs feature gardens and historic houses, but when Alan's grandparents married in 1922, the backdrop was a little bit more unusual

Blog
30 March 2015

Alan Crosby marvels at Victorian railway engineering and how train travel transformed our ancestors’ lives

Blog
11 February 2015

With budget cuts continuing to put archive services at risk of closure, Alan Crosby argues that Friends organisations are now needed more than ever before

Blog
27 August 2014

Alan revisits his favourite Norfolk churches and imagines the role they would have played in the lives of his East Anglian ancestors

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