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October 2009

Issue 174

October 2009

DNA testing in family history

Family History in the Genes

If you have been thinking about getting a DNA test done to further your research then you should read our beginner’s guide which will tell you everything you need to know about what you should and shouldn’t expect to get from a test, how to go about doing one, and how to get the most out of your results. We also discuss intriguing case of the Edwardian poisoner Dr Crippen following recent revelations from a DNA test that may prove him innocent after all.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON DEVON

The county’s history and resources

 

MY ANCESTOR WAS A…

This month: 19th Century War Heroes

 

DR JOHNSON’S LONDON

A tour round his beloved city

 

LIFE ON THE WARDS

A peek inside Victorian hospitals

 

LANCASHIRE RECORD OFFICE

What you can find there

 

FIRST STEPS

Education and employment records

 

THE POSTMAN POET

One reader finds links to a poetic past

 

LOCAL FOCUS

Eastbourne and District FHS

 

 

 

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Discover the genealogical goldmine that is the British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) with an online subscription. This recently launched digitisation project has four million pages of searchable family notices, advertisements, obituaries, letters and illustrations from over 200 historic local and national newspapers.

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