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LISTEN: Family History During Lockdown

Jo Lester is a Customer Service Officer with Buckinghamshire Libraries. She has a life-long fascination with the past, and is particularly interested in social history, both of her own family’s, and more generally.

When we went into Lockdown back in March, Jo made the most of the extra time by picking up the threads of her family history.  As part of the team at Buckinghamshire Libraries she knew that her library card gave her access to lots of different online resources: Ancestry, British Library Newspapers courtesy of Gale Publishing, and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  In this podcast she tells the tale of how she was able to learn more about a Suffolk-based branch of her family, using these tools.  Warning: Suffolk Punch horses may feature heavily.

Access to the resources discussed, and more, for Buckinghamshire Library holders, here

Details of how to order birth, marriage and death certificates, via the General Register Office, here