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Susan Francia

Local newspapers are a valuable source of information for genealogy, revealing details of the daily lives of your ancestors in various ways: birth, marriage or death announcements provide details of your ancestors' lives and where they lived; house s more

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World War One About 60% of the military records of soldiers who fought in World War One were destroyed during the Second World War. Those records that remain may be found in the British Army service records on the ancestry.co.uk website; medal cards more

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There are many resources, both in print and online, which will help you learn how to research your family history in a thorough way. There are many books on genealogy available, so I will mention only a few that you may find useful: • Family History more

History

There are many resources, both in print and online, which will help you learn how to research your family history in a thorough way. There are numerous books on genealogy, so I will mention only a few that you may find useful: • Family History for Be more

History

The world of genealogy is changing all the time these days, with new information coming online every year. To find out as much as you can about your ancestors, you will need to use as many different sources as possible. There are several online genea more

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In this column we will be bringing you ideas and tips on how to go about researching your ancestors. Each month there will be a theme. To start off, we look at a common question: just where do you start? more

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The present primary school in the village of Bere Alston was founded in 1665, according to the date inscribed above the door. more

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