Tag: genealogy

A Narrative for Nora: from the smallest of clues to an international life story

It was small…only around 5cm by 3cm, a little wonky-looking, and greyscale. Hardly the most ostentatious of signals, tucked away from view on the inside cover of a slightly battered looking book written entirely in French. What it was that

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Proceedings of the Old Bailey

The Central Criminal Court in the U.K is popularly known as The Old Bailey. It deals with major criminal cases from Greater London and, in exceptional cases, from other parts of Britain. It stands on the site of the medieval

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Who Doth Thee Thinketh Thou Art?

Although this is Moon Anniversary Week on Thing of the Day, we thought it we’d spend today having a look at what’s going on back on Planet Earth. Yesterday a database went online where you can search for soldiers who

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Names and archives and all…

Following on from the visit to the National Archives at Kew last week, TOTD was ‘filing’ info on a newly ‘discovered’ great-great-great grandfather only to notice a certificate of baptism from 25 years ago this very day.  To mark the occasion

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