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Photographs From India

The Families in British India Society tells Alan Crosby about a project to capture our ancestors’ graves

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January 2018

My Ancestor Was A...Brushmaker

Until the arrival of mass production, creating a brush required the hard work of a team of highly skilled craftsmen, says KA Doughty

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January 2018

Cold Comfort

Ice skating is a timeless way to enjoy a wintry day. Amanda Randall looks at how our ancestors got their skates on

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January 2018

Focus On Manorial Court Rolls

Court rolls are useful for both researching the pre-industrial era and finding your Victorian ancestors, explains Nick Barratt

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January 2018

Addicted To The Thrill Of Detection

New Year is a time to cut down on vices – but it’s hard to break the grip of family history, says Alan Crosby

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January 2018

30-Minute Genealogist

Sara Khan shows how you can break down brick walls in your research in just half an hour

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January 2018

'The FIBIS Database Smashed My Brick Wall'

Edwina Bentley was struggling to find her father’s family in India. Fortunately the Families In British India Society came to the rescue, learns Jon Bauckham

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January 2018

'My Tree Includes The Pioneer Of A Great British Pastime'

Pauline Godsall is proud to share a connection with Thomas Hiram Holding – a true British eccentric who encouraged our forebears to enjoy the great outdoors

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January 2018

1846 - The Potato Famine

Revealing your ancestors’ everyday lives at the time of major world events.

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April 2017

Focus On 1851-1901 Census

Paul Blake shares his expert advice for getting more from the 1851-1901 census records.

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April 2017

Accidents and Suicides Killed My Ancestors

Alison Burtt grew up with a sense of mystery as her father was unable to tell her much about his roots. The truth she uncovered was shocking, Matt Ford discovers.

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April 2017

Find A New Direction

Maps are a valuable resource often overlooked by family historians. Pam Ross explains why they’re worth exploring.

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April 2017

Little Ireland

Caroline Scott reveals the prejudice and poverty faced by Irish migrant communities in 19th-century Britain.

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March 2017

‘A gravestone helped solve a family mystery'

When Alan Hillier visited his great grandfather’s grave, he was shocked to solve a 20-year puzzle about another ancestor,

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March 2017