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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Dedicated to helping you find your roots. The Genealogist is all about family history research and discovering your ancestors using a wide variety of data

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Victorians go volcano-hunting in the days when explorers wore suits…

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Ash-littered landscapes, streams of lava and, oddly, Victorian ladies posing in front of billowing clouds of smoke are trademarks of the work of photographer Tempest Anderson.

The Victorian volcano-chaser risked his life dozens of times over to capture the stunning images and advance knowledge of how and why volcanoes erupt.for more click here

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Incredible pictures from the 1960s capture the last days of the slums

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

These are the haunting pictures of the last days of Manchester slum-land when houses built during the 19th century to home workers were finally demolished.

Photographer Sheila Baker was the only female photographer documenting British street scenes between the 1960s and the 1980s. for more click here

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Rare photographs show the fascinating early days of London’s Tube network (including vintage strike chaos)

Friday, August 14th, 2015

London Underground is on the brink of one of its biggest changes since it was opened in 1863. for more click here

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The Victoria Cross awarded for the bravest act Churchill ever saw

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Thomas ‘Paddy’ Byrne, from Dublin, was among 400 servicemen of the 21st Lancers who were dispatched to Omdurman in one of the pivotal battles against the fanatical Mahdi in Sudan in 1898. for more click here

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250,000 antique photos released online for first time

Friday, August 14th, 2015

From Tower Bridge under construction to Queen Victoria celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, a huge collection of never-seen-before historic images have been made public for the first time.

Taken from the Francis Frith Collection, the album includes as many as 250,000 antique photographs on everything from the royal family to villages and towns across the UK from the 19th and 20th centuries.

for more click here

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The Ripper’s family

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

It was the discovery that finally provided an answer to the greatest murder mystery of all time – the identity of Jack the Ripper.

Last year, The Mail on Sunday revealed the DNA evidence that proved beyond reasonable doubt that the serial killer was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski. for more click here

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Families so poor children slept in chests of drawers: Austerity?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

They lived through two world wars to become our greatest generation and now, in a brilliant Mail series they are sharing their remarkable memories.

On Saturday, they recalled an age when sex was worth waiting for. Today, they reveal how they coped with unimaginable hardship and grief. for more click here

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Tracing the children of the Holocaust

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

After World War Two, the BBC attempted to find relatives of children who had survived the Holocaust – they had lost their parents but it was believed they might have relatives in Britain. Seventy years on Alex Last has traced some of those children and found out what happened to them. for more click here

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Immortals! Letter hails heroes of Waterloo

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Two centuries on, it remains one of the nation’s greatest military victories.

But even just a day after fighting ended at Waterloo, one British soldier was declaring it ‘the most bloody as well as the most decisive battle’, a letter shows. for more click here

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