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Frank Trevor Power WW-II

So Who was My Grandfather?

Whilst this story covers my grandfather, who had no connection to Harrogate, I have focused on how I have conducted the research, and using my grandfather as an example of what publicly available documents can reveal about someone who lived in the first half of 20th century. I hope you will find it interesting and provide some hints and tips to get past those road-blocks, especially should you be researching: a family company; somebody who served in World War I and II; researching common names; somebody who may have travelled in unusual circumstances, and how local newspapers can assist your research.