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Discover life in 1920s Scotland

| New Records, News, Regional, Research tips | 31/10/2013 15:17pm

1920 Valuation Rolls go online

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Expert tips to accompany Nigel Havers’ episode of WDYTYA?

| Downloads, Regional, Research tips | 31/07/2013 15:16pm

We share free guides to help you trace find your family in Cornwall and Essex – plus more!

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Step-by-step guide to Booth’s London survey

| Regional, Research tips | 10/12/2012 15:08pm

Find out more about your family in the capital with this excellent Victorian resource

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Quick tip: Probate calender

| Regional, Research tips, Top starter tips, Uncategorized | 28/02/2011 09:00am

Want to search for wills and administrations for the British Isles from 1861-1941? You can do so at Ancestry.

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Quick tip: 1901 Irish Census

| Census, Online resources, Regional, Top starter tips, Using the census | 08/11/2010 12:00pm

The 1901 Irish Census is now available online for free at Unlike the British equivalents, the original schedules survive and include significantly more details.

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Quick tip: Find business archives

| Online resources, Regional, Top starter tips | 27/09/2010 12:00pm

If you have ancestors who ran their own businesses, the National Register of Archives (NRA) database is a great resource.

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Quick tip: Find local newspapers

| Online resources, Regional, Top starter tips | 13/09/2010 12:00pm

Events concerning our ancestors may not have made the national news, but you could find a report in the local press.

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Quick tip: Find hospital records

| BMDs, Online resources, Regional, Top starter tips | 20/08/2010 11:38am

Sometimes, birth and death certificates only give the address of where the event occurred, which can make it hard to locate surviving records. However, Hospital Records Database, a joint project between the Wellcome Library and The National Archives, contains almost 3,000 entries searchable by place as well as name.

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Quick tip: Find people by place

| Census, Online resources, Regional, Top starter tips, Using the census | 20/08/2010 10:55am

Sometimes tracking down your ancestors by name in the census records is a thankless task. However, The Genealogist has a search engine that lets you search for places rather than people.

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Quick tip: Parish records at Access to Archives

| Online resources, Parish Records, Regional, Top starter tips | 20/08/2010 10:27am

Probably the most comprehensive online catalogue of archive holdings around the country is Access to Archives, The only problem is that a name search can be too specific and a general search can give you an overwhelming list of results. The secret is in using the advanced search feature.

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