Who Do You Think You Are?

Resources

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These three websites proved very helpful to Katie’s research

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORD ADMINISTRA­TION

w archives.gov

Based in Washington DC, this repository is a great place to start researchin­g forebears who spent time in the USA. Here you’ll find censuses, military records, and immigratio­n and naturalisa­tion records – many accessible via Ancestry ( ancestry.co.uk).

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTION­S

w digitalcol­lections.nypl.org Get a feel for the era your ancestor lived in with this extensive archive of more than 900,000 photograph­ic and other documents. Katie found it addictive, and very useful for understand­ing Thomas’ world.

SCOTLANDSP­EOPLE

w scotlandsp­eople.gov.uk

This website should be the first port of call for anyone researchin­g Scottish ancestors. You can look for birth, marriage/ divorce and death records; church registers; census records; valuation rolls; and legal and Poor Law records.

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