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July Episode – Cemeteries

This episode was part-recorded in the marvellous Longton Cemetery in Staffordshire.  This rather self-indulgent addition to the podcast is aimed at adding a little atmosphere, but also to show the importance of visiting physical locations when tracing your roots.

At least four generations of my family are buried here, and there is SO MUCH of my history to be found in this pleasant, leafy thoroughfare – located less than a mile from where many of my ancestors lived.

To prove that I was indeed at the cemetery with my fluffy microphone, here is pictorial evidence.  (In suitable sombre pose.  Smiley selfies have no place in cemeteries!)

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I also mention in this episode that grave numbers take on many different forms.  Here are a few examples…

 

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May Episode – FreeBMD

In May’s episode, there’s a change from the normal ‘how to’ guide format, as we hear from Pat Reynolds, the Executive Director of Free UK Genealogy – the charity behind FreeBMD, FreeReg and FreeCen.

Pat describes how the sites came about, how they run, and how genealogists can get the best out of them.

As one of the most widely used and highly respected free sources of genealogical dats, this episode aims to give users a behind the scenes glimpse of this ever-evolving group of websites.

Remember, if you’re new to genealogy, the step-by-step guide to tracing your roots begins at Episode 1

How to listen to this episode

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