When a small act of kindness makes a world of difference

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The second episode of The Secret History of My Family (available on BBC iPlayer here) presents the story of the Manley and Hunt families, a story in which a small act of kindness saves two young people from the workhouse. In this article, Anglia Research’s Eileen Butcher, who was employed as a genealogist for the programme, describes her response to the finished documentary.

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Eat, sleep, row, repeat: how four intrepid women set a world record

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When Yorkshire Rows arrived to rapturous applause in Antigua on 25 February they became the oldest all-female team ever to have rowed across any ocean. The Talisker Whisky Challenge is widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s toughest endurance tests. Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg and Frances Davies took part, rowing 3000 gruelling miles across the Atlantic, to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.

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A past full of secrets

Posted in Case Histories, For Relatives, For Solicitors

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At Anglia Research confidentiality is very important to us. In our case histories we discuss key aspects of our work, but preserve our clients’ anonymity by changing names and other details that would identify them. By the same token, when our investigations uncover a family secret, we do everything we can, within the law, to ensure that it remains a secret if revealing it would cause distress. News of an inheritance does not have to lead to exposure, as regional executive Kay Morgan explains.

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Guarding against risk

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When someone dies leaving a will, the deceased’s executors can follow a simple set of procedures in order to fulfil their legal obligations and ensure that all the named beneficiaries have received their inheritance. With an intestacy, however, things are often much more uncertain. In this article Philip Turvey provides an overview of the various ways in which personal representatives can guard against risk.

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Special update from Yorkshire Rows

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As one of the sponsors of the intrepid Yorkshire Rows, we recently received an update on their progress – an email sent from the mid Atlantic. Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg and Frances Davies are rowing from La Gomera to Antigua to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre. It's all part of the gruelling Talisker Whisky Challenge, in which 32 teams pit their wits against all that the sea can throw at them. Here's what Yorkshire Rows have to say about their adventure so far.

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