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How good are you at finding things?

This article first appeared in the Gwent FHS Journal for June 2014. It is reproduced here with the consent of the Editor of that Journal and the author of the article How good are you at finding things on this here intarwebby? Really? I am useless, absolutely useless. I have lost count of the number…
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Sunday Tea and how it all began

Every family has a story, something that has been handed down with a little embellishment or perhaps a spot of cleaning up as the years went by. There were three things that were said at Sunday tea by my Aunty Muriel and they were… perhaps I should explain about Sunday tea should I? I am…
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Blogging on B-G is good!

I really wasn’t sure about this new-fangled look to our beloved Brit-Gen. I had some difficulty getting in here because of the upgrade and it was quite a shock when I did arrive and discovered that it was so, so……pale. Now I am aclimatising or as my lovely American soul sister says aclimating and as…
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Those Darned Actors!

“See if you can find those darned actors” was one of the things my Dad said when he handed me the files with his research. So I did. First you must remember that this happened before there were such things as FreeBMD or Findmypast. In fact the 1881 census was still in the final stages…
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Serendipity in family history research

One of the things I think has been the greatest help to my research has been membership of family history societies, mailing lists and this forum. After I received the information about John and Sarah Nathan living on London Road Southwark – remember that the 1881 census was the only one transcribed at this time…
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