Research skills matter

Posted in Case Histories, For Family Historians, For Relatives

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In this article, case manager Hannah Cooper discusses the importance of research skills and looks at one case that demonstrates that if you work methodically, search widely and refuse to give up, you will eventually arrive at the truth.

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Anglia Research joins the Association of Probate Researchers

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Anglia Research has joined the Association of Probate Researchers (APR) – an organisation that we believe represents the first serious attempt to bring independent regulation into an unregulated industry.

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A win in our ongoing fight against fraud and bad practice

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Thanks in part to the information and evidence supplied by Anglia Research, we are pleased to report that justice has finally been served: heir hunter Daniel Bates (also known as Daniel Morgan-Bates) admitted to 19 counts of fraud at Portsmouth Crown Court and has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

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Together again

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The story of Britain’s Home Children is a story of unintended consequences. For about 100 years – 1869 to 1970 – orphans, children born under the stigma of illegitimacy and those whose parents were judged as unable to keep them were shipped from the UK to new lives in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Nowadays, reading what happened to some of these children can be terribly distressing. It can hardly be what the scheme’s instigator Annie MacPherson intended. Here Peter Turvey remembers one story that would probably warm Miss MacPherson’s heart.

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Four mums in a boat: the story of Yorkshire Rows

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Last year Anglia Research sponsored Yorkshire Rows – four intrepid Yorkshire women who braved hurricanes, sharks, sea sickness and salt rash to row across the Atlantic, becoming the oldest all-female crew to do so. Now, Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg and Frances Davies recount their adventures in Four Mums in a Boat, published by HQ, and as one their sponsors we are delighted to report that Anglia Research will be attending the book launch.

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