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Researching immigrant ancestors
They say ‘write about what you know’ so thanks to popular demand, I’ve decided to embark on a series of posts focusing specifically on one of my key areas interest of interest: researching immigrant ancestors to the UK. In this and subsequent posts, I intend to use Jewish immigrants (my specialist subject) as my touchstone...
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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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genealogy family tree research on the internet
A lot of people find the prospect of researching their family history online slightly challenging.  It can be difficult to know where to start.  But the seemingly endless resources now available online should not frighten you off. The genealogical resources available on the internet offer an incredible opportunity to research hundreds of years back into...
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6 cheeky tips for searching the census
Alongside birth, marriage and death records, census returns are likely to be amongst the first records that you encounter when researching your family tree – and are incredibly useful sources of information.  Lots of background info about the censuses of individual countries is available online.  To give a potted overview of census records in the British...
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5 ways to find out about your Jewish roots
5 ways to find out about your Jewish roots We do a great deal of research into Jewish families, and encounter a lot of people who think they have Jewish ancestry but don’t know where or how to find out more. Given that the vast majority of Jews in England are descended from   late nineteenth...
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How to find missing 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...
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