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You may have asked yourself: “Who created records?” “Why were they created?” “What do they contain?” From birth to death, your ancestors created a paper trail of events and happenings. In this episode, Jesse and Tom will show you the many different kinds of records you can search for and where those records are kept. You will learn how to recognize and locate important information in records, what kind of information is contained in different kinds of records, and where to search for specific types of records.
In this course you will continue your key foundation research first introduced in the Introduction to Polish Research Course. Prerequisites for this course are to have looked at census records, ship manifests, WWI Draft Registrations, and you know the location and village of your ancestors birth, and the parish and civil registration records in Poland.
Wars in the 20th century have been responsible for the deaths of millions of people. Still more come back from conflict with permanent disabilities, in body and mind, in need of medical treatment, on-going care and financial support. Drawing on the wide range of materials in the National Archives, Dr Julie Anderson explores the history of people disabled in war in the 20th century. This talk was part of The National Archives' Diversity Week, a series of events and activities aimed at promoting equality and diversity in how we work and what we do. Dr Julie Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the University of Kent.