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Sussex family history
Find the right researcher for your family history journey
Finding the right researcher to investigate your family tree is not necessarily an easy task.  Professional genealogists are few and far between, and it can be difficult to know whether someone has the expertise, interests and communication skills you need.  This decision can be a significant one: researching your family history may be amongst the...
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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...
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Research your family tree using local libraries
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...
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Research your family history using cemetery records
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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Welcome to Research Roots’ brand spanking new blog. My name is Naomi Leon and I am a family historian and probate researcher in Sussex.  I founded Research Roots, an independent research company based in Brighton, to pursue my passion for genealogy and other types of research. Tracing my own family history has taken me from...
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