Sunday, 4 July 2010

TNA Podcast: Identity and identity theft

In the latest podcast, a talk was given at TNA on 17 February, Steve Hindle of the University of Warwick considers 17th century parish migration including begging licences, vagrant's passports, settlement certificates, and the parish badge. He looks at how authorities throughout British history used different technologies to try to stop forgery and control migration. www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/identity-andidentity-theft.htm

You won't find much of genealogical interest in this presentation. Nevertheless, the content is worth listening to, perhaps if you're missing presentations at your local FHS during the summer break, or wondering about how the problems of those times compare to those of today

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