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May 2010

Issue 182

May 2010

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.

 

PLUS:

 

TRUE BLUE

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

 

BRISTOL FHS

Find out more about the society

 

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