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February 2007

Issue 140

February 2007

Land of opportunity

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
Tracing forebears who migrated to America

WAS YOUR ANCESTOR A METHODIST
Our series on finding non-conformists continues

BOY SOLDIERS
Researching those who served underage

JAMESTOWN
Was your ancestor one of the founding fathers?

COLONIAL LIFE
Photographs of the British Empire

GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Are your roots in the west country?

AN HISTORICAL UNDERTAKING
Finding out about funeral directors

BURKE
What's in a name

BEDFORDSHIRE FHS
Local focus

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Q: Who invented the printing press in the Holy Roman Empire in 1440?