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Th­ese, along with many other records re­lat­ing to Royal Navy and Mer­chant Navy sea­men, are held at The Na­tional Ar­chives. Some are avail­able to down­load from the web­site ( dis­cov­ery. na­tion­alarchives.gov.uk), while oth­ers, in­clud­ing those that helped Vivi­enne, can be or­dered on­line. If, like Vivi­enne, you have a puz­zle that you think could be solved by study­ing the sig­na­ture or hand­writ­ing of an an­ces­tor,

In­ves­ti­gat­ing an an­ces­tor linked to a par­tic­u­lar area? It’s worth con­tact­ing the lo­cal fam­ily his­tory so­ci­ety. They have ac­cess to a lot of lo­cal records, find­ing aids and knowl­edge and are sure to be able to of­fer ad­vice. Visit the Fed­er­a­tion of Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­eties web­site at ffhs.org.uk for more de­tails.

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