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CONTENTS SUMMER 2022

FEATURES

17 Find Your Irish Family ON THE COVER

Nicola Morris looks back at the fire at the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922, and explains how a project is giving long-lost documents a new lease of digital life

24 23andMe ON THE COVER

Debbie Kennett reveals how to make the most of the health and ancestry reports from this testing company

60 Hop Picking ON THE COVER

Caroline Roope remembers the era when many of our urban ancestors spent their holidays in the hop fields

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RESEARCH ADVICE

30 Focus On ON THE COVER

As the full Manorial Documents Register goes online, Ian Waller explains how to use these overlooked records

37 Best Websites ON THE COVER

Jonathan Scott rounds up the key websites to learn more about your army ancestor’s military service

40 Tech Tips ON THE COVER

You can easily transform a GEDCOM file into a fully functioning website for free, says Nick Peers

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Record Masterclass ON THE COVER

Paul Blake explains how rate books can help you trace the names of the owners and householders in your tree

YOUR RESEARCH

26 Reader Story “My tree includes brewers, farmers and survivors of the Civil War,” says publisher and author Barnaby Rogerson

48 My Family Album Glenn Hall of Wesley Chapel, Florida, shares his photos

66 Eureka Moment ON THE COVER

Sarah Young of Colchester in Essex explains how kirksession records broke down her illegitimacy brick wall

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Family Hero Janice Oliver’s relation was a seafaring adventurer

REGULARS

6 Letters Your ideas, comments and advice

9 What’s On Online and in-person talks, shows and exhibitions

11 News ON THE COVER

Ancestry adds 11 million parish registers from Sussex

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