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At the Instigation of the Devil: suicide and its records

Even today suicide is surrounded by guilt and silence. How did our ancestors regard it and what records will help us discover more?

Dr Kathy Chater has been tracing her own family history for over 30 years. She has taught genealogy and written books and articles on the subject, including Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors and Tracing Your Family Tree in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. My Ancestor was a Lunatic is shortly to be published by the Society of Genealogists.

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