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Historical records: find your family's this month

EXPLORER: TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan was "impressed" to discover her family records at the National Archives

EXPLORE YOUR ARCHIVE is a series of free events across the country for families to look into their backgrounds and that of their neighbourhoods; including Caribbean Family History Day happening tomorrow at 11.30am and Black British History happening on Tuesday 29 at 2pm.

The programme is coordinated by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association, on behalf of all the archives and records offices across the UK and Ireland. This year’s theme is ‘place’ , showing how anyone discover the hidden past of iconic spaces around which they live.

The BBC presenter Diane Louise Jordan has visited two archives this week and looked into the history of her village in Cambridgeshire and her family. She loved the journey to the past and is now committed to do more research and take her grandson to her next visit. She appreciated to find background details on her family against her expectations and she commented on the whole experience:

“At a time when some parts of our community are embroiled in postcode disputes, and others are questioning whether they truly 'belong' or indeed could find any connection with where they are, the National Archives initiative to encourage all of us to investigate the history of 'place' - i.e. where we live - in my opinion couldn't be more timely."

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