Text based documents

Although many of the pieces of evidence that we accumulate are image based, many more come in the form of the written word. Newspaper reports are great providers of information about both specific individuals and also their environment in the age in which they lived. Of course there are many other sources that fit this category from official writings such as wills to personal journals. We have tried to categorise the documents that we have and display them in an appropriate way.

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19th Century Newspaper Page

Wills and Probates

Newspaper Cuttings

Individual Stories