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CONTENTS JUNE 2024

FEATURES

14 D -Day 80 Years On ON THE COVER

Gavin Mortimer explains what our relations who invaded Normandy in Operation Overlord went through – and the unmissable records available to family historians

19 Surname Changes ON THE COVER

Chloe O’Shea describes the main ways that family names can change, and how to identify variants

23 Clive Myrie ON THE COVER

Jonathan Wright speaks to the broadcaster about his new travel series exploring his roots in the Caribbean

54 Lust In London ON THE COVER

Julie Peakman reveals the scandalous lives of London’s streetwalkers and other prostitutes in the 18th century

RESEARCH ADVICE

32 Focus On ON THE COVER

WDYTYA? genealogist Laura Berry digs up the essential records for researching your coal-mining ancestors

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Best Websites ON THE COVER

Jonathan Scott shares the most important digital resources for blacksmiths and metalworkers

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Record Masterclass ON THE COVER

Nicola Morris explains why the Crosslé Genealogical Abstracts are a vital online resource for Irish research

52 Tech Tips ON THE COVER

Learn how to build a tree with the free program Gramps

YOUR RESEARCH

28 Reader Story Samantha Taylor uncovered the adventures of relatives who left Essex to try their luck in the USA and Canada

58 Eureka Moment ON THE COVER

“My grandmother hid the truth of her tangled love life,” says Pat Smith from Reading

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Family Hero Ann Anderson celebrates her great great grandmother

REGULARS

6 Letters Your ideas, comments and advice

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

10 News All of the latest developments and record releases

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