Probably the most valuable social history source available.

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“Probably the most valuable social history source...”

Written on: 27/06/2014 by mervynsellick (1 review written)

I have subscribed to this fantastic archive virtually since it went on-line and have found a great deal of minutiae about my family history. It may be a court hearing, bankruptcy, house fire or that my grandmother won a newspaper competition for art but it all paints a picture of our ancestors and their lives.

So far I have downloaded and noted around 400 articles, advertisements and family notices. It has allowed me to 'put some flesh' on the bare names on my database and make the people come alive.

Without it, my family history research would have just become a list of names. Now it makes so much more sense.

A great resource.

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