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An Introduction to Family History

An Introduction to Family History

Have you ever thought of tracing your family history? Anyone can do it – let me show you how to get started Probably the most important of the primary sources for family history research are birth marriage and death certificates parish registers and census returns although parish registers have been kept in some parishes for …

The Secret Commonwealth: Real Fairies in History

The Secret Commonwealth: Real Fairies in History

[Heavy typewriter keystroke, chimes, typewriter return slide] When we think of fairies today, we often envision tiny, winged, pixie girls, and few believe that such things exist. But this image is largely a 19th-century invention, not based on fairy lore: those who actually saw the things typically described human-looking beings with little resemblance to the …