Friday, 2 March 2012

Who do you think you are? March 2007

The current issue of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? family history magazine has two excellent articles on Chartism and the Chartists.
The first, by Dr Malcolm Chase, reader in labour history at the University of Leeds and author of, among many other things, Chartism: A New History, focuses on the events on and after 10 April 1848 and the Kennington Common rally.
The article includes some very generous plugs for Chartist Ancestors and how it can help family historians with their research. Many thanks, Malcolm.
The second tells how Sylvia Taylor discovered her Chartist ancestor, Wright Beatty, and the role he played in the Newport rising of 1839. The article includes lots of useful tips on carrying out your own research.
This second article is written by Leslie James, one of the organisers of the Chartist commemorative events in Newport.