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CONTENTS AUGUST 2020

FEATURES 15

Missing Birth Records ON THE COVER Genealogist and former deputy registrar Antony Marr shares his top tips for tracking down missing births

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VJ Day 75 Years Later ON THE COVER

Kevin Telfer explains how our families celebrated the end of the Second World War on 15 June 1945

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Slavery In Jamaica ON THE COVER Richard Atkinson reveals how it feels to discover that your relations owned slave plantations in the West Indies

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Scouting ON THE COVER The history of this hugely popular global movement

RESEARCH ADVICE 49

Best Websites ON THE COVER

Unmissable online resources to help you get started

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Record Masterclass ON THE COVER

Phil Tomaselli shares expert advice on index cards for prisoners of war held by Japan in the Second World War

57 Ancestors At Work ON THE COVER

The hazards and hardships of life as a chimney sweep

60 Tech Tips Use Google Docs to extract text from scanned images

63 Focus On ON THE COVER

How to find and understand 19th-century Navy records

YOUR RESEARCH 32

Reader Story ON THE COVER

Rebecca Blacker Jones is fascinated with her great aunt who painted the unsung heroes of the Battle of Britain

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My Family Album Keiran Williams of Melbourne introduces her relations

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Eureka Moment ON THE COVER

“I uncovered my grandmother’s secret WW1 boyfriend,” explains indefatigable family historian Bryan Kelsall

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Family Hero Leila Barratt tells us how her grandfather Patrick Nolan was imprisoned by the Japanese army for three years

REGULARS 6

Letters Your ideas, comments and advice

9

News All of the latest developments and record releases

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