The Wills of Our Ancestors – A Guide for Family & Local Historians

What are wills, and how can they be used for family and local history research? How can you interpret them and get as much insight from them as … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors: The First World War

The experience of civilian internees and British prisoners of war in German and Turkish hands during the First World War is one of the least … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Servant Ancestors

While there are popular and academic books on servants and domestic service, as well as television dramas and documentaries, little attention has been … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Service Women Ancestors

Whether you are interested in the career of an individual service woman or just want to know more about the part played by service women in a … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Rotherham

Death in all its guises conjures up a range of human emotions. If that death is caused by crime then these emotions are often better understood, … [Read more...]





Posters of World War 2: Allied and Axis Propoganda 1939-1945

Posters of World War II is a study of the war poster as a phenomenon. It considers that they were often excellent and beautiful pieces of artwork … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Rural Ancestors – A Guide For Family Historians

Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who lived and worked in the countryside as farmers, labourers, landowners, village … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Medical Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

The medical profession had as much influence on the lives of our ancestors as it does on our lives today. It occupied an extraordinary range of … [Read more...]





Charter Stone – Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Kirkby Stephen, situated a few miles off the main A66 in the Upper Eden Valley has a long heritage and a number of things to look out for if you … [Read more...]