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Your Family History - November 2017cover

Our cover feature this month looks at charities - Sue Wilkes shows you the types of charity that have existed over time, and how you can find out not only who they were aimed at, but the individuals who benefited from them. We’re also looking at two things we couldn’t live without today - railways and swimming pools - but in the former case, Harry Cunningham details how the excitement caused by the burgeoning railway industry in Victorian Britain soon became a financial horror story, as mania turned to crash.

Meanwhile, we show you how to start researching Italian family members who migrated to Britain; we look at Royal Navy medical records; and as Findmypast has extended its coverage of the National Burial Index, we detail what it can show you, including some rather well-known names!
Also, Anne Corlett uses her own experience of journaling to encourage you to take a more visual approach to your note-taking.

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Finally, this issue has the usual range of free resources for you to download:

• Dorset data
• Case studies from our archive
• Useful genealogy forms
• An index of all our back issues

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