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June 2008

Issue 157

June 2008

What were they hiding?

DEAR DIARY
Discover the truth about your ancestors

SECRETS AND PLOTS
Was there a spy in your family?

POPISH PERSECUTION
The hidden lives of 17th century Catholics

SMUGGLER'S TALES
Dark deeds, contraband, and a reader's true story

THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT
How to find your black sheep online

LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES
Make the most of this archive

COUNTY ANTRIM
Researching in Northern Ireland

EASY PALAEOGRAPHY
Get to grips with old handwriting

WEBB
What's in a name?

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FHS
Local focus

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