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Family History & Genetic Genealogy

Booth London Map

Early London Maps – Samuel Crowder 1794-1867

In the Charles Booth Archive, there is a map of London drawn in 1898 which highlights the extent of poverty in London. Charles Booth accompanied police officers on a tour of each district, street by street where they described the inhabitants, levels of poverty & crime and colour coded a map of streets from upper class & wealthy, down to lowest class to vicious, semi criminal. As my Crowder relations lived in London around this time, this seems to be a good topic to explore in the “MAPS” theme from #52ancestors this week. Could the reason they decided to relocate to the colonies be linked to changes in the social character of their neighbourhood?

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Not Quite Royalty

What if you were expecting to find royalty, but instead found your ancestors were in trouble with the law?    You can still follow them through over 5 million records

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Who Do You Think You Are ?

Just as in the TV series, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, you can discover your own ancestry, and discover the history of your family through tracing historical records, that

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