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A prison register entry
1 Aug, 2019

High Court Records – what will you discover?

It is an irony of ancestor-hunting that you are more likely to find information about an ancestor who committed a crime than one who was a respectable, law-abiding citizen. You may have different reasons for wanting to search criminal records – perhaps you discovered your ancestor in prison in a census return; you are tracing […]

trees in a sunset
1 Jul, 2019

Weather – What Has Shakespeare Got To Do With It?

The Bard shows how an awareness of weather conditions can help the family historian. My paper, Answers in the Wind (JGFH-1), set out an argument for weather events to play a greater part in family history research.  In this blog, I would like to offer a less formal walk through how the genealogist can include […]

a railway accident
1 May, 2019

British & Irish Railway Staff Accidents – an untapped genealogical resource

At the start of the 20th century, the railway industry was the UK’s third largest employer, providing jobs for over 500,000 workers. Little wonder, then, that so many people have a railway connection in their past. But did you know that it was also one of the most dangerous places to work – and that […]

The Wedding Register
1 Mar, 2019

Civil Marriage Ceremonies From 1837

According to the latest available figures from the Office for National Statistics, civil marriages accounted for almost three-quarters of marriages celebrated in England and Wales in 2015. Yet it was only in the late twentieth century that civil marriage overtook religious marriage as the most popular form of marriage, and before the start of the […]

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