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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

July 2020

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine not only explores the stories behind the popular BBC genealogy TV series, but also helps you uncover your own roots. Each issue is packed with practical advice to help you track down family history archives and get the most out of online resources, alongside features on what life was like in the past and the historic events that affected our ancestors.

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As lockdown continues and we start to adjust to the ‘new normal’, I’m glad we have a hobby that can be enjoyed from home. I find family history, like a good jigsaw puzzle, helps to quieten the mind. Of course, the reason we can do so much from home is thanks to the many transcription and digitisation projects that have happened over the years. Those of you who are getting involved in our weekly lockdown Transcription Tuesdays are helping enormously with that. If you would like to join our family history heroes, you can find out more via our website or sign up to our newsletter. All our features this month cover records that can be found online, but none more so than our lead feature about parish registers on page 16.…

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sarah’s top tip

Give the gift of family history with our short, no Direct Debit subscription If you have found that researching your family history has been a comfort, then why not share the pleasure with others? For just £13.39 (and no further commitment) you can get the next three issues sent to a friend or family member. That’s 12 weeks of projects, social history, online records and expert tips. Turn to page 44 to find out how to order the perfect lockdown gift and give someone the joy of family history.…

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ROSEMARY COLLINS Rosemary writes the news stories for our magazine and website, so she knows all about the latest releases of parish registers. Turn to page 16 for a rundown of what’s online. NICK PEERS Nick is a technology journalist with a keen interest in family history. On page 26 he shares some suggestions for how you can use this time to organise and share family photos. SHARON HINTZE Having been the director of the London Family History Center for many years, Sharon has helped many people research their Jamaican roots. See page 63 for her tips. COVER IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES / THE WEDDING OF SPEEDWAY CHAMPION LES WHITE AND KITTY CROSS, WEMBLEY, 8 AUGUST 1937…

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the mystery of the missing corpse

Your June issue dropped through my letter box yesterday. I was glancing through it before settling down to read it properly when the photo of the women in the Civil Defence Service on page 52 leaped out at me! I knew that my mother was an ambulance driver during the Second World War, but had never found out any information as to what service she would have belonged to. All we have is an old, small, badly marked photo of her with vehicles and three other women. What struck me most with the photo in the ‘Gem From the Archive’ article was the similarity of uniforms, especially the caps. I’ve attached a copy of our photo. My mother Isabella Allen (née Robb) is the one in glasses on the far left.…

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Email Write to WDYTYA? Magazine, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST THE CHALLENGES OF TRANSCRIPTION I’ve been a very active family historian for over 20 years, and obviously fully understand the importance of an accurately transcribed document. So many times I’ve looked at a document and thought “That’s not right”, taken a closer look and realised that an error was made during the transcription. I’ve often thought that I could do a better job, so when I first read about Transcription Tuesday I made a mental note to sign up and join in when I had some time. Lockdown due to Covid-19 has definitely given me that time, so a few weeks ago I got going on my first transcription. Oh my goodness. Just as I have a newfound respect for teachers (our…

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records released online for ve day anniversary

A range of historical resources shedding light on our families’ experiences of the Second World War have been published online to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May 2020. Family history website has announced the launch of the Findmypast Photo Collection in partnership with the newspaper, magazine and digital publisher Reach plc. More than 10,000 British press photographs from the early 20th century to the present day can now be searched by Findmypast subscribers. There are many photographs of military and civilian life during the Second World War from nine newspapers, including the Daily Mirror, the Daily Record, the Manchester Evening News and the Liverpool Echo. Jim Mullen, CEO of Reach plc, commented: “By publishing our VE Day collections with Findmypast today we’re able to share those stories once again,…