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Christmas 2005

Issue 125

Christmas 2005

Season's greetings - the spirit of Christmas past

STARTING OUT

A checklist for beginners

POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

seasons greetings from days gone by

DECK THE HALLS

how did our ancestors celebrate the festive period?

THE LAST POST

the final word from our Great War veterans

THE WINDOW TAX

what the tax on light and air tells you about your ancestors

THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

WORKHOUSE HOSPITALS

using the records of pauper infirmaries and lunatic asylums

WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

making the most of limited materials

TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2005

HOLD THE FRONT PAGE

who were Britain's early newsmen?

 

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