Friday, 22 October 2010

BBC Podcast: Tracing Your Roots

Tracing Your Roots is a BBC Radio Four series exploring the practice of researching family history.

In the last programme of the series Sally Magnusson and resident genealogist Nick Barratt track down three stories behind fascinating objects and family heirlooms.

First, they help a listener who inherited a pearl necklace and a letter written at the time of Marie Antoinette, track down which of her ancestors was at the French court and how she came to be there.

Second, they investigate a woman illustrator, Carrie Solomon,  who's descendant inherited a beautiful hand drawn baby book.

Third the program reveals the content of audio discs sent back to family by an  RAF serviceman in WW2.

Find five 30 minute programs in the series at  www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006zbxm

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