Behind the scenes at WDYTYA?

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Anglia Research’s Eileen Butcher – who appears in the latest episode of Who Do You Think You Are? – offers us a glimpse behind the scenes of the BBC’s showcase genealogy programme.

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Mothers on marriage certificates - a genealogist’s point of view

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Today the Prime Minister announced that he has instructed the Home Office to allow mothers' names to appear on English and Welsh marriage certificates. The issue of those missing mothers’ names has been a genealogist’s gripe for many years. In this interview, Peter Turvey explains why it matters for family history and particularly for probate research.

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Bringing families back together

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Most people are aware that the job of a probate researcher involves finding the living relatives of someone who has died without a will and ensuring they get their rightful inheritance. But for staff at Anglia Research there’s another, less publicised, aspect to their work – and it has nothing to do with heirs and the money they may receive. In this interview, Sue Jackson and Hannah Cutts explain what makes their work so rewarding.

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Shining a light on the past

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“I don't view this as a job in the conventional sense, because I'm so immersed in the work.” An interview with Anglia Research’s Cherrill Theobald.

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Hooked on history

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Peter Turvey describes how he came to set up Anglia Research (this article first appeared in issue 7 of The Expert, the newsletter of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives).

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