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5 ways to find out about your Jewish roots

IS MY FAMILY HISTORY JEWISH?

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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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...
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Research your family history using cemetery records

HOW TO RESEARCH ANCESTORS’ GRAVES

I recently spent a sunny afternoon with a local history group transcribing graves in a village churchyard. It reminded what an amazing and sometimes unexpected resource gravestones can be for tracing your family history. Cemeteries are living lessons in history, sometimes telling us as much about the people who buried the dead as the person...
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