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Duration 50:22

Lost in London

Tracing ancestors before civil registration and the census presents a real challenge to family historians. In London, the problems can be even greater, where the population doubled between 1801 and 1841 and boundaries were often redrawn. Administering the area was complicated, and the records are now spread around several record offices. This podcast explains how to make the most of the capital’s diverse collection of records.

Dave Annal worked for The National Archives from 1998 to 2009 and he is now a freelance researcher running Lifelines Research. Dave is a regular columnist in Your Family History magazine and talks on all aspects of family history research.