Laura Berry's cover feature in the March 2015 edition of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine reveals eight documents that genealogists can turn to when ancestors go missing from the 1841-1911 census returns for England and Wales. Struggling to find relatives on the census is one of the biggest challenges genealogists face when trying to trace a family tree back through time - Laura's top tips suggest alternative places to look for information about your forebears' abodes, occupations and wealth. This issue the magazine also contains articles on the history of lifeboatmen, trade union members, railway engineers, brewers and publicans. Learn how to find your ancestors in London's 17th-century Hearth Tax Returns and in the Poor Law records kept by parish workhouses. Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine can be purchased in most supermarkets and newsagents, or can be downloaded online to a mobile or tablet device by following the link here.
Laura Berry has been assisting DNA-testing laboratory LGC with identifying the remains of men who fell during the First World War. The two-year LGC contract let on behalf of the Ministry of Defence Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) will assist work undertaken by the JCCC's Commemorations team in their efforts to positively identify the remains of British Service personnel recovered from battlefields, or other sites, arising from conflicts in the 20th century. This project follows LGC's ground-breaking work in identifying the remains of over 120 World War One soldiers who fell at the Battle of Fromelles on 19th July 1916.
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