Helping solve problems with unregistered property

Posted in For Family Historians, For Solicitors

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Twenty-five years ago the land register was opened to public inspection and compulsory land registration finally came into effect across the board in England and Wales. Yet it is still possible to search the Land Registry for a property and fail to find its details. This article takes a brief look at the history of land registration and outlines some of the specialist services that Anglia Research offers solicitors to help them establish property ownership.

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The value of clarity

Posted in For Relatives, For Solicitors

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We are proud to announce that, as of today, we can display the Internet Crystal Mark logo on our website – the Plain English Campaign’s seal of approval. In this article, commercial director Carolyn Lord explains why clarity matters.

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A day in the life of a case manager

Posted in Case Histories, For Relatives

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A beneficiary’s most important contact with Anglia Research is the case manager who conducts and coordinates research on their family tree, keeps them informed of progress and answers all their questions. It’s a demanding job that calls for an unusual blend of skills. On the one hand, a case manager must be a grittily determined and persistent researcher. On the other hand, he or she must be approachable, empathetic and tactful – because, after all, someone has died. In this interview, case manager Alex Horrod gives us an insight into his day.

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The long shadow of the workhouse

Posted in Case Histories, For Family Historians, For Relatives

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Mention the workhouse and you conjure up a Dickensian world of stone breaking, oakum picking and bowls of thin gruel. Few people are aware that this grim feature of the Victorian era persisted well into the 20th century and had a very real and damaging effect on people who are still alive today. In this case study, Eileen Butcher looks at one family torn apart by a system that took no account of family relationships.

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Records management - planning for disaster

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It’s been a rocky year so far in the world of public records,what with the Moscow library fire and the fire in the Brooklyn records storage facility. In this article Kelvin Smith, former records management consultant at The National Archives, examines some key issues applicable to any organisation that relies on paper and digital records.

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