Who Do You Think You Are?

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I love The National Archives’ catalogue ). It’s so convenient being able to do a blanket search across England and Wales. However, as our article on highlights, local catalogues are gradually improving as archivists begin to add named indexes at the level of individual records. Enter your family names in the catalogues and see!

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