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Abi Husainy

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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History, Local and Family History
3,254 words
Oxford University Press

...TNA in LAB/48/123–7. Case files of the Immigration Appellate Authorities are held in the Lord Chancellor's Department record series LCO 42, for 1971–97 . Most of these 875 files are subject to closure periods ranging from 30 to 75 years. Many files contain photographs and original X‐rays. Once the country and place‐name of an ancestor's origins are discovered, one can build a local history of that place. During British rule in India, the Office of the Surveyor‐General and other administrative bodies created numerous maps as well as unpublished histories of...