Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - MY EUREKA MOMENT -

Other fam­ily his­to­ri­ans are a rich source of help and ad­vice when you reach a seem­ingly in­sur­mount­able prob­lem and a fo­rum is the per­fect way to reach them. Our fo­rum at www.whodoy­ou­thinkyou­rum is a bustling hive of ac­tiv­ity. Down­load the WDYTYA? Fo­rum app at iTunes and Google Play. It’s worth check­ing orig­i­nal parish reg­is­ter pages wher­ever pos­si­ble rather than tran­scripts. Many a fam­ily his­tory mys­tery has been solved by the notes a cu­rate wrote in the mar­gins of the parish reg­is­ters next to an en­try. In this case, the con­fir­ma­tion that one of Clare’s an­ces­tors was ac­tu­ally a Dun­ham rather than a Brown. The num­ber of news­pa­pers on­line is grow­ing rapidly, which has opened many doors that were pre­vi­ously closed to ge­neal­o­gists. The big­gest data­base is british­news pa­per­ar­ (also on find­my­, but check out Wikipedia: List_of_on­line_ news­pa­per_ ar­chives for lesser-known and over­seas sources.

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