30-MINUTE GENEALOGIST

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How to search Gi­bral­tar’s Na­tional Ar­chives on­line, like Michelle Kee­gan

Our Girl star Michelle Kee­gan knew that she had roots in Gi­bral­tar, and the ter­ri­tory’s Na­tional Ar­chives helped us to trace her fam­ily. Many of the ar­chives’ ge­nealog­i­cal records are free to search on­line at na­tion­alarchives.gi.

1Nav­i­gate to the web­site’s home­page, click the ‘In­hab­i­tants’ tab on the menu bar then click ‘Civil Records’ to see the page shown here. Choose a year or date range then ‘Sur­name’. We chose 1911 to search for Michelle’s ma­ter­nal great grand­mother, Leonor Or­fila, in the 1911 cen­sus.

2The next page dis­plays all of the sur­names that are listed for the 1911 cen­sus. Scroll down un­til you find the sur­name you are re­search­ing, Or­fila in this ex­am­ple, then re­lease the mouse but­ton to choose that name.

3A list of ev­ery­one with the sur­name Or­fila for that year is dis­played at the foot of the screen over three pages. Click through each page to find your an­ces­tor. The en­try for Leonor is on the sec­ond page along with the rest of her fam­ily (they all lived at the same ad­dress, Car­reras Pas­sage).

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