On the Paper Trail
AN EDUCATION IN EPHEMERA
This month’s beginner’s guide focuses on palaeography to help you interpret all your old documents correctly. Then we take a look at the history of Edwardian postcards and what they can tell you about the person who wrote them. Finally we meet a lady who dedicates her time to salvaging old documents from antique shops for fellow genealogists.
The family history of David Cameron
TEACHING THE TOMMIES
How the army were educated
CONFESSIONS OF A LADY’S MAID
A deathbed confession
AN EASTER FEAST
The history of Easter foods
SPOTLIGHT ON DURHAM
The city’s history and resources
THE POET AND THE PRISONER
One reader turns up a few characters in her tree
Find out more about the society
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Q: Who invented the printing press in the Holy Roman Empire in 1440?