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Here's what is in this issue of the magazine:
- Ladies First: “Pillows, Bobbins And Pins: The Story of Lace Making” By Janet Few. An occupation that was largely undertaken by the women of the family, lace making was primarily a cottage industry, carried out on a piece work basis and was particularly popular in the English counties of Buckinghamshire, Nottinghamshire and Devon.
- Heimatbote: “A Visit to the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven, Germany” By Ute Brandenburg. If you plan a trip to Germany, this top rated, exceptional museum should be on your list of places to visit. The multi-sensory experience is as close as you will get to walking alongside your ancestors in one of the defining moments of their lives.
- Modus Operandi: “Slave Owners in the Family Tree” By Cheri Hudson Passey. Finding slave owners in your tree can be shocking. Covering it up and pretending it did not happen is not an option. Find out what you can do to share the information on the enslaved in your family’s records. Genealogy Downunder: “Finding Ancestors in Digitised Publications: Western Australia” By Shauna Hicks. This series of articles looks at online resources that help place Australian ancestors within their local communities. Looking at specific websites that make freely available books, journals, directories, government gazettes and more, we continue our journey with Tasmania (and remember that some state-based resources may also be applicable to other Australian states and territories).
- Ramblings Through Irish History: “The Act of Union” By Jenny Joyce. The Union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 marked the end of Ireland as a separate entity for over 100 years. It also enflamed the antagonism between the Irish and the Parliament in Westminster.
- Research Sprints: “What Else is in the Newspaper?” By Jennifer Alford. Mining the clues in a newspaper article can lead to looking at many different resources. In this article, Jen takes you through a city directory, fire insurance maps, and other websites with valuable clues.