Tracing Your Roots

Tracing Your Roots

Inspirational family history stories and key genealogy advice. Sally Magnusson and Nick Barratt uncover personal perspectives on social history and give listeners the tools to become family history detectives.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • What Happens Next Part 2 11 Oct 11

    Tue, 11 Oct 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The sculptor turned revolutionary. The rumour Queen Alexandra attempted suicide. The German POW father lost after the war. Sally and Nick discover new information and lasting repercussions from three of the best Tracing Your Roots stories.

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  • What Happens Next 04 Oct 11

    Tue, 4 Oct 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Listeners tell Sally and Nick what happened after their stories were featured on Tracing Your Roots: relatives united, a whole new family discovered, and the lost uncle whose adoption records turned up in a bin bag. bbc.co.uk/radio4

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  • Following the Money 27 Sept 11

    Tue, 27 Sep 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Fortunes lost- can we find them? Sally and Nick are on the trail of a rich landowning ancestor in the debtors' prison; the Liverpool Street believed to be in chancery, and the Glasgow Trust with no known end.

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  • Life in Confinement 20 Sept 11

    Tue, 20 Sep 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ancestors torn apart from their families and forced to live out their lives hidden away in institutions: Sally and Nick uncover stories that still impact on their descendants today.

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  • What's in a name? 13 Sept 11

    Tue, 13 Sep 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    An unexpected name change can be a seemingly unsurmountable barrier to delving into your past, or the start of the most incredible story. Sally and Nick explore some fascinating name changes.

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  • Census Special 20 Mar 11

    Sun, 20 Mar 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Putting the censuses of the past to the test in Lancashire.

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  • Objects and Heirlooms 12 Oct 10

    Tue, 12 Oct 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tracking down the stories behind fascinating objects and family heirlooms. All the objects in this programme are also featured on the BBC's History of the World website, where you can upload your own treasured heirloom. bbc.co.uk/radio4 bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld

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  • Caribbean Roots 05 Oct 10

    Tue, 5 Oct 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tracing Caribbean ancestors is about more than just slavery.

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  • Radicals and Revolutionaries 28 Sep 10

    Tue, 28 Sep 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Radical and revolutionary ancestors through the centuries are uncovered by Sally Magnusson and Nick Barratt.

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  • Tracing rootless ancestors 21 Sep 10

    Tue, 21 Sep 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tracing the roots of rootless ancestors might seem an impossible task. In this second programme of the series, Sally Magnusson and Nick Barratt attempt to do just that.

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