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FAM­ILY HIS­TORY SO­CI­ETY JOUR­NALS

Fam­ily his­tory so­ci­eties will of­ten pro­duce a monthly or quar­terly jour­nal, fea­tur­ing ar­ti­cles about mem­bers’ re­search.

Some may keep an in­dex of past ar­ti­cles, al­low­ing you to track down back is­sues rel­e­vant to your in­ter­ests, while oth­ers – such as the Isle of Wight Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety ( isle- of-wight- fhs.co.uk) – also al­low mem­bers to ac­cess digi­tised copies on­line.

ON­LINE FO­RUMS

As with jour­nals, fel­low fam­ily his­to­ri­ans may have pre­vi­ously dis­cussed the same an­ces­tors you are re­search­ing on a fo­rum.

An­ces­try’s Mes­sage Boards ( an­ces­try.co.uk/boards), which in­cor­po­rate fo­rum dis­cus­sions from rootsweb. com, con­tain over 25 mil­lion threads dat­ing all the way back to the 1990s. Other free fo­rums, such as whodoy­ou­thinky­ouaremagazine.com/fo­rum, are also worth search­ing if you’re try­ing to find clues about an elu­sive an­ces­tor.

ORAL HIS­TORY

The Bri­tish Li­brary is home to

one of the world’s largest oral his­tory ar­chives, fea­tur­ing record­ings of in­ter­views with peo­ple from all walks of life ( bl.uk/col­lec­tion- guides/ oral- his­tory).

If you’re look­ing for help and ad­vice about col­lect­ing and pre­serv­ing oral his­to­ries for your­self, your main port of call should be the Oral His­tory So­ci­ety ( ohs.org.uk).

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