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What's your heritage? Map

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What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image Credit: By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Jul 2009
David Dimbleby's tour of the country, Seven Ages Of Britain, shows how objects can reveal unexpected stories about the past. We want to hear about...

Debate: Seeking a soldier

Debate: Seeking a soldier Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Feb 2009
Forum member John777 was seeking the original recipient of a piece of silverware

Tracing your family history

Tracing your family history Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Nov 2008
These days, everyone seems to want to know about the origins of their family. Nick Barratt tells you how to start finding out.

History How-to videos: Decoding medals

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History How-to videos: Decoding medals Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2007
Medals don't just rerward bravery - they tell the tale of the battles they were won in.

History how-to videos: Books and bibles

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History how-to videos: Books and bibles Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2007
What does the information in the front of books tell us about where they come from?

Tracing Military Records

Tracing Military Records Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2007
The records collected by the armed forces can help untangle a lot of questions about family history.

The picture in the attic - and what it reveals

The picture in the attic - and what it reveals Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2007
Don't take a painting at face value - there might be a bigger story held in that frame...

Deathly clues to family history

Deathly clues to family history Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2007
The traces people leave as they end their life can provide family historians with the perfect starting place.

The children of slavery: John Kent - Carlisle

The children of slavery: John Kent - Carlisle Creative commons image Credit: Adam under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2006
John Kent was Britain's first black policeman - and the child of a former slave.

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Picturing the family

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Picturing the family Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Besides being simple mementos family photographs can offer insights into the past. This unit looks at some of the ways photographs can reveal, and...