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Family Stories
Poor neglected blog. I’m prompted to get back to it, thanks to a recent run of what us family history dorks sometimes call ‘genealogical serendipity’. This will perhaps ring most bells with more experienced family historians but it has relevance for beginners too. Genealogical serendipity tends to strike when a brick wall you’ve previously encountered in...
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Research your family history
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...
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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...
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WW1 service records
These are my great-grandparents, Gerald Alfred Alexander Pack and Edith Jane “Jen” Wells.  In launching our new personal histories of WW1 servicemen, I have been thinking about them a lot lately.  A handsome young couple, they have always seem to me emblematic of the romance and tragedy of that WW1 generation.  Separated throughout the war...
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Research your family history
Interviewing your relatives is by far the most effective way of gathering knowledge quickly as you start to build your family tree.  You can often discover tons of information going back several generations with just a quick chat.  However, as with all research, there are ways and means of going about this in order to...
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