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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - 20TH CENTURY ANCESTORS -

The Bri­tish News­pa­per Archive (BNA) has hun­dreds of digi­tised is­sues cov­er­ing the 20th cen­tury; you can ac­cess the archive via british­news­pa­per­ar­ or, if you have a ‘Pro’ sub­scrip­tion, find­my­ Cov­er­age of the Uxbridge & W. Dray­ton Gazette, for ex­am­ple, goes up to 1999. Use this re­source to find obit­u­ar­ies, as well as sport­ing achieve­ments and other news.

You can also fil­ter your search to check only fam­ily notices. Although his­tor­i­cally only mid­dle­and up­per-class fam­i­lies pub­lished notices of births, mar­riages and deaths, as the 20th cen­tury pro­gressed you will find peo­ple from all walks of life ap­pear­ing in these columns. At the same time news­pa­pers in­creas­ingly pub­lished pho­to­graphs, so you may even find images of your rel­a­tives.

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