Public Records, Private Lives

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Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington.

1/5. Another chance to hear some of the stories of the thousands of dedicated users of the National Archives in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington. From family history enthusiasts to day trips, to academics and jobbing researchers, the users of these two institutions are as diverse as the records themselves. Linda Pressly talks to some of them about the stories that have emerged from delving into history.

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Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington.

Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington. Today she meets an eclectic mix of professional researchers.
2/5. Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington. Today she meets an eclectic mix of professional researchers.

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Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington.

Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington. 3/5. Linda finds out that some of the people who consult the records have unique reasons for doing so.
Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington.
3/5. Linda finds out that some of the people who consult the records have unique reasons for doing so.

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Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington.

Here, she goes to meet some of the staff.

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Linda Pressly presents a five-part series about the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington.

5/5. UFO spotters and treasure hunters are just some of the more unusual researchers Linda Pressly finds in the reading rooms at Kew.