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Saturday, December 19, 2009

January talks at The National Archives (UK)

"From the Special Operations Executive to the Welsh in Patagonia, come and find out about the records we hold and the fascinating stories behind them, in our series of free talks in January.

* Listen as The National Archives goes to the movies, tracing the history of cinema in Britain through the collections of The National Archives.
* Find out about the enumerator who sued the Home Secretary for 10d in 1851, and the suffragette boycott of the 1911 census in Counting the people: behind the scenes in the census
* Discover how DNA testing has opened up a whole new range of possibilities for family historians and learn about its history in DNA in family history research
* Explore the wealth of material we hold on the West's confrontation with the Soviet Union and its allies in From the atom bomb to the fall of the Berlin Wall: the Cold War at The National Archives

There's also added help for family historians, with talks demonstrating how to trace agricultural labourers and how to use newspapers to find out about your ancestors' pasts"

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