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Making History
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Begins Tuesday 19 October 2004, 3.00-3.30 p.m
Sue Cook presents the series that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries.
Further Reading

The books listed should be available through booksellers or your local library. Some may currently be out of print. The following have online bookshops specialising in family and local history publications:
The Federation of Family History Societies:
Family Tree Magazine:

Jean Cole and Rosemary Church, In and Around Record Repositories in Great Britain and Ireland (ABM Publishing, 4th edn, 1998)
Family History

Anthony J. Camp, First Steps in Family History (Society of Genealogists, 3rd edn, 1998)
Jean Cole, Tracing Your Family Tree (Countryside Books, 3rd edn, 2000)
Mark D. Herber, Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History (Sutton Publishing, 2000)
David Hey, The Oxford Guide to Family History (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Colin D. Rogers, The Family Tree Detective: Tracing your Ancestors in England and Wales (Manchester UP, 1997)
Pauline Saul, The Family Historian's Enquire Within (Federation of Family History Societies, 5th edn, 1997)
Arthur J. Willis and Karin Proudfoot, Genealogy for Beginners (Phillimore, 1997)
Family Tree Magazine and Practical Family History, both published monthly, from newsagents or on subscription.
Local History

Stephen Friar, The Local History Companion (Sutton Publishing, 1991)
James Griffin and Tim Lomas, Exploring Local History (Teach Yourself Books, 1997)
David Hey, ed., The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (Oxford University Press, 1998)
David Iredale and John Barrett, Discovering Local History (Shire Publications, 1999)
Philip Riden, Local History: A Handbook for Beginners (Merton Priory Press, 2nd rev. edn 1998)
John West, Village Records (Phillimore, 1997)

Local History Magazine, published six times a year, available by postal subscription only.
The Local History Press, 3 Devonshire Promenade, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2DS
Tel: 0115 970 6473

Shire Books publishes inexpensive paperbacks on a wide range of history topics, including collections on Architecture and Buildings, Genealogy, Local History and Folklore.
Shire Publications, Cromwell House, Church Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks HP27 9AA
Tel: 01844 344301
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Making History

Vanessa Collingridge
Vanessa CollingridgeVanessa has presented science and current affairs programmes for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery and has presented for BBC Radio 4 & Five Live and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, Scotsman and Sunday Herald. 

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Making History is a Pier Production for BBC Radio 4 and is produced by Nick Patrick.

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