Monthly Archives: May 2011

Online Database: Deceased Online

In February 2009, I went to Folkestone, on the south coast of England, in search of a grave. I was writing an article on the Trutch family, who were prominent political and social figures in early British Columbia. (In the … Continue reading

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Announcements: 13 May 2011

Events Workshop: Recording Oral Histories with your Family The Foundling Museum, London Saturday 25 June, 10 am – 1 pm – A free workshop on doing oral histories with your own family. Run by exhibition curators Sarah Lowry and Alison … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Henry Hunter Murdoch

The blog’s header image is an excerpt from a larger drawing done by a British merchant, Henry Hunter Murdoch, at a colleague’s bungalow outside of Calcutta in 1850. The Murdochs—like many other nineteenth-century British families—were highly mobile, moving repeatedly within … Continue reading

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Online Database: India Office Family History Search

This post is the first in an ongoing mini-series highlighting online databases or sources useful for researching the history of families in colonial contexts, whether you are working on an academic project or searching for your ancestors. This week, I’m … Continue reading

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Announcements: 3 May 2011

The Family & Colonialism Research Network has launched a Twitter account (@FamilyColonial). Follow us for updates related to family and colonial history, including announcements of events and publications, useful links for research or teaching, related news stories, quotes from archival … Continue reading

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