Tracing Your RootsAuthor: BBC Radio 4
22 Oct 2018

Tracing Your Roots

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Series exploring the practice of researching family history, one of the UK's most rapidly growing pastimes

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    What Happens Next: Part 2

    The accidental tourist who turned out to be a full blooded revolutionary. The family tale of Queen Alexandra attempting suicide. And finding the POW father who returned to Germany after the war. Sally and Nick discover new information and lasting repercussions as they revisit three of their favourite Tracing Your Roots stories.

  • Posted on 11 Oct 2011

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    What Happens Next: Part 1

    When Sally and Nick are able to provide vital new clues for listeners, they often wish they knew what listeners decide to do next with this new found information. Today Sally and Nick follow up on a few of their favourite stories from past series and discover the remarkable consequences one tiny detail can lead to.....

  • Posted on 04 Oct 2011

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    Follow the Money

    The uncle who lost millions, and the family legend of a pile of cash just waiting to be released from chancery....Sally and Nick attempt to trace what happened to the money. Delving into the debtors' prison system- how to land in there, how to earn your way out, and whether there really are millions stuck in chancery just waiting to be released to families today. Produced by Lucy Lloyd.

  • Posted on 27 Sep 2011

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    Life in Confinement

    What happened to all those ancestors who were "disappeared" into institutions because society couldn't cope with them or deemed their behaviour unacceptable? Sally and Nick answer listeners questions about life in confinement. And what if your ancestor was locked away indefinitely on the Queen's say-so? Sally visits the Tower of London looking for traces of a suspected traitor. Produced by Liza Greig.

  • Posted on 20 Sep 2011

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    What's in a name?

    Sally Magnusson is back with more genealogical mysteries for Nick Barratt to sink his teeth into. Today, they all involve name changes, and we reveal the stories behind them. And how can you let future generations looking into your family history know that you've changed name and gender? Nick tackles that question. Produced by Lucy Lloyd.

  • Posted on 13 Sep 2011

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