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Your Family History - August 2017YFT cover image

This month, we look at the changing nature of the family over the past few centuries, as Doreen Hopwood explores changes in household structure and the terminology used to describe family members.

We're particularly pleased to have the University of Leicester?s Carol Beardshaw and Steven King write for us about pauper letters. This is a subject they have a lot of experience with, and we hope you enjoy learning more about where to find these fascinating letters, and what they can tell you about your poorer ancestors.

We've also articles looking at a variety of subjects, from war and politics to bizarre crimes and vegetarianism!

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

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

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