Family history

Researchers and historians from The National Archives and elsewhere offer expert guidance on researching family history and unlocking the multitude of sources available.

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    Colin Jackson: my journey into the past

    As part of The National Archives Caribbean Family History Day, Colin Jackson CBE, world record hurdler, discusses the experience of tracing his family history.

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    Creating a legacy from your family history

    A panel discussion that took place at The National Archives Caribbean Family History Day, addressing the process of embracing and understanding personal heritage, and creating a legacy for future generations. The contributors were Colin Jackson CBE, Jackie Osei-Tutu (producer of…

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    The problem of the poor: faith, science and poverty in 19th century Britain

    Dr. John Shaw discusses Victorian attitudes to the poor and how they developed over the 19th century. As the Church tried to decide whether charity was the solution or part of the problem, Victorian science afraid of ‘degeneration’ in Britain…

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