A name for an unknown soldier

Posted in For Family Historians, For Relatives

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When the BBC announced an appeal to trace the relatives of a British soldier killed in Italy during World War 2, Eileen Butcher stepped up to the challenge. Here she reports on the work of the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre, which seeks to identify unknown soldiers.

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Finding next of kin for SAS men of WW2

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The clandestine nature of Special Air Service (SAS) operations means that despite the unit’s prominent role in modern military history, the individuals involved are often forgotten. In this article, Anglia Research’s Carl Bargh discusses a remarkable 13-year project to commemorate the lives and deaths of the SAS casualties of World War Two.

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Fake copies of our website made us disappear from Google search

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Our web developer Gary Robertson reports on a little known black hat technique repurposed to attack the Anglia Research website. He argues that the ease with which bad players can hide their identities means that this technique represents a potential threat to all businesses, and he provides suggestions on how to protect yourself from the horror of a ‘copy and click-farm’ attack.

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How ATS war records solved a case

Posted in Case Histories, For Family Historians, For Relatives

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Sometimes the details on birth, marriage and death certificates present genealogists with a baffling puzzle of varying dates and changing names. In cases like these, it’s important to remember that a few missing pieces of information hidden in a different data set may be all it takes to get your investigation back on track. Here, Sam Watkin reports on a case that could not have been solved without the information held in military service records.

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The empty housing scandal

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A small but significant proportion of the UK’s 200,000 unoccupied dwellings are empty as a direct result of an intestacy. Through the process of locating relatives entitled to inherit from an intestacy, Anglia Research plays a role in bringing some of these empty houses back into use. So when production company Two Four approached us to take part in The Empty Housing Scandal we were happy to take part. Richard Turvey reports.

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