18 September 2020

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine: September 2020

I'm way behind in posting about the September issue. As usual the content is mostly not time-sensitive. Here's a quick look at the lead items.


Census Sites Compared
Chris Paton has a look at the different websites that provide census information. Although he finds mixed results, all have strengths, he favours Findmypast and TheGenealogist.

DNA And The Declaration Of Arbroath
How a project at Strathcylde University has discovered Y-DNA markers that link back to medieval nobility

Surviving The Blitz
James Hoare reveals how the country withstood the Luftwaffe’s devastating bombing raids, 80 years on


Best Websites 
Find a wealth of information on publicans and brewers. Includes a link to lostpubs.co.uk — with a pub where I recall having a drink with my grandfather and another where I worked for two summers - now reopened.

Record Masterclass
Service records for military nurses who served during the First World War are now freely available online

Ancestors At Work
Angela Youngman discovers the stories of the hardy Scottish ‘fisher girls' who followed the herring fleets. Another nostalgia item for me.

Tech Tips
Use the maps on the National Library of Scotland's site

Focus On
Make the most of online records of prisons and courts.

The usual reminder that WDYTYA? magazine, along with much more, is available free and remotely through Press Reader for Ottawa Public Library members.

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