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THE KEEP RECORD OFFICE, BRIGHTON: THE FUTURE FOR FAMILY HISTORY IN EAST SUSSEX

Earlier this week, I went to visit the site of The Keep, the new Archive and Record Office for East Sussex, which is currently under construction at Falmer, just outside of Brighton. Like many people in the area, I have mixed feelings about the loss of the Brighton History Centre, once Brighton Reference Library, that […]

Research your family history

CASE STUDY: DISCOVERING THE GRANDFATHER I NEVER KNEW

This post has been generously contributed by recent client, Christine Glover, who we have helped to trace the life of a grandfather she never met. If you would like help exploring your own family stories, please contact us for further information. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been curious about my paternal […]

How to find missing relatives

GUIDE TO FINDING LIVING RELATIVES

For a variety of reasons, I am regularly commissioned to find missing people in my work at Research Roots. When someone has died, I may be asked by a solicitor or accountant dealing with probate to find someone named in a will or, when no will exists, to construct a family tree and locate surviving […]

WW1 SERVICE MEN’S HISTORIES: A SON’S STORY

In my last post, I talked about uncovering the personal stories amongst the collective experience of the First World War. Our new WW1 Servicemen’s Histories are intended to give you an insight into the particular experience of your relative using WW1 British Army service records, pension records, casualty lists and regimental records. Of course, from […]

Research your family tree using local libraries

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY!

So yesterday, I put on my specs and my best brown sandals and headed out on an exploratory visit to Brighton History Centre to reacquaint myself with local records. I have to confess an interest and an affinity with the place.  My mother worked in what was then Brighton Reference Library when I was a […]