Getting the most out of records: the bigger picture

When I’m working through records, particularly for births, deaths and marriages, I like to have a look at the other records on the page alongside the one I’m there for. Not only can they provide answers to questions that would otherwise meet a dead end (who are those witnesses at the family wedding? – they’re another couple who were also getting married that day), but they can be a great source for social history and of other people’s stories.

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