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Podcasts from the National Archives

This article was posted in Essex Resources, UK History.

Some useful new podcasts are now available at The National Archives.

Digitised newspapers as sources for family history – a talk on the recently launched British Newspapers Archive – this and other newspaper resources also mentioned on our newspaper for family tree researchers page.

Our ancestors and the fear of the Victorian workhouse – a talk on the Workhouse system and with examples of the conditions paupers lived in. There is also advice on how to track individual paupers within the system. For details of Essex workhouses see our article on Workhouses.

Tithe tales – what the Tithe Survey records tell us about early Victorian place and society. Also see our article Tithe Maps help me research my family tree.

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