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Weighing up pros and cons of a FindMyPast subscription

I’ve been trying out a free 14-day trial with FindMyPast, prompted by them adding Staffordshire parish registers. My Moore ancestors came from there, before one family moved to West Yorkshire, and I’ve been keen to trace them more in parish … Continue reading

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Listening to a Somerset village history talk from the 1980s

My husband grew up in a very small village in Somerset: Maperton near Wincanton in the south-east of the county. It is a tiny place now, but was much more populous in the past. A local villager researched the village’s … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes celebrations in 1890s rural Somerset

My husband grew up in a tiny Somerset village, Maperton, near Wincanton. When I first accessed the British Newspaper Archive I looked up references to Maperton. Fortunately the online archive had good coverage of West Country newspapers, so I found … Continue reading

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