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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ADS - Claire Vaughan, Act­ing Editor

The new se­ries of Who Do You Think You Are? is in full swing and here in the of­fice we’re re­ally en­joy­ing the mix of sto­ries and his­tor­i­cal pe­ri­ods – not to men­tion the fas­ci­nat­ing doc­u­ments the show’s re­searchers have un­earthed. I spoke to Jane Sey­mour about the chal­lenges and de­tec­tive work in­volved in mak­ing her won­der­ful, if tragic, episode (see page 18). We also have ad­vice on how to re­search your own Pol­ish-Jewish an­ces­tors (page 22).

There are some great new data re­leases out there to ex­plore. Find­my­past has added 1.9 mil­lion records to its crim­i­nals col­lec­tion (turn to page 52 to find out how to get the most from them), while those of you with mer­chant marines in your fam­ily tree will be glad to hear that a whole raft of 1915 crew lists has been launched for free on­line (page 61).

Also this month, we mark 100 years of the Women’s In­sti­tute chang­ing lives and mak­ing jam (page 64), and bring you top on­line sources for fish­er­men, a guide to trac­ing County Durham kin, plus Ir­ish re­search tips from the au­thor of a racy new book about Dublin cour­te­san Pegg Plun­kett. Happy read­ing!

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