Who Do You Think You Are Magazine: January 2023

There are two featured articles in the issue.

Websites To Watch
Jonathan Scott looks at what’s in store for UK family historians in 2023. There are no censuses  or similar nation-wide databases due for release. All the major organizations will continue to add records, there’s even mention of records “for the wider Commonwealth” from Findmypast. The Institute of Historical Research at british-history.ac.uk has secured funding to put approximately 40 volumes of recent Victoria County Histories online over the next five years. Refreshed websites with (hopefullly) greater functionality can be expected.

Animal Magic
Reviews the history of pet ownership in Britain, something that had a boost from Queen Victoria and soared during the
Covid-19 pandemiic. Caroline Roberts’ article mentions the Club Row Market in Bethnal Green which began as a songbird
market in the early 1800s, and expanded into surrounding streets. She mentions an 1874 essay collection The Wilds of London, by James Greenwood, a veritable rabbit hole for anyone interested in London in the period.

A reminder that WDYTYA magazine is one of those available through PressReader and possibly your local public library.

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