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Using Old Newspapers for Family History Research – Alex Kingston on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

We really enjoyed watching the programme about Alex Kingston’s ancestors in this week’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

We especially liked the information that Alex discovered by searching in historical newspapers.

We did a quick search for one of Alex Kingston’s family ancestors (Elizabeth Braham) in the Archive and found the following stories. As you can see, the old newspaper stories that Alex Kingston found certainly added colour to the BMD records that she’d previously been looking at!

The Archive is a wonderful resource for finding information about family ancestors. Just enter the name of the person you’re looking for into the ‘The Phrase’ text-box on the ‘Advanced Search’ page, and then use the filtering options that appear on the left side of the Search Results page to navigate your way to the relevant page.

newspaper report about the ancestors of Alex Kingston

Bury and Norwich Post – Wednesday 12 December 1827

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000156/18271212/017/0004

newspaper report about the ancestors of Alex Kingston

London Standard – Monday 22 December 1873

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000183/18731222/031/0006

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