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CONTENTS MAY 2021

FEATURES 19

Archives In Lockdown ON THE COVER A year into the Covid-19 pandemic Jonathan Scott finds out how the UK’s archivists have risen to the challenge

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Get Creative! ON THE COVER

Unleashing your creative side can help you bring your ancestors to life as never before, says Jerome de Groot

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Cartoon Capers ON THE COVER

Seth Burgess explores the origins of British comics

RESEARCH ADVICE 47

Best Websites ON THE COVER

Online resources for finding your family in newspapers

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Record Masterclass ON THE COVER

Rebecca Probert explains how you can make the most of your relation’s marriage bond or allegation

55 Ancestors At Work ON THE COVER

Were any of your forebears employed as clerks?

58 Tech Tips ON THE COVER

Boost your online searches and get better results

61 Focus On ON THE COVER

Phil Tomaselli reveals how to research members of the Home Guard during the Second World War

YOUR RESEARCH 30

Reader Story Janet Skirrow explains why her Mancunian relations were at the heart of the Industrial Revolution

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My Family Album Ryan Hill shares some of his favourite photographs

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Eureka Moment ON THE COVER

“A DNA test helped me to track down a criminal ancestor!” says Margaret Milchard from Leominster

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Family Hero Erica Ward celebrates a suffragist in her tree

REGULARS 6

Letters Your ideas, comments and advice

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News ON THE COVER

All of the latest developments, including the release of records of the Scottish Kirk on ScotlandsPeople

13 What’s On We preview online talks, shows and courses

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