How-to Guides

Wherever you are in your family history research, there is always something new to learn and discover. In this section of our website you can read our bitesize guides to getting started in family history and how to take your research further.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of family history as Family Tree editor Helen Tovey reveals how the ...

02/01/2018

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Work out family relationships with our handy calculator. ...

07/02/2013

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Researchers with Buckinghamshire ancestors can now explore colour tithe maps from the National Archives, which ...

23/02/2018

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So, you've been tracing your family tree for several years and 'collected' hundreds of ancestors. But could or ...

22/02/2018

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A new website which allows users to browse five centuries of weather data for the UK has been released as a ...

20/02/2018

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With search engines a part of our everyday lives, most of us have turned to Google at some stage in our family ...

19/02/2018

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Author Eleni Cotton takes us step by step through the stages of crafting a work of fiction which is based on ...

16/02/2018

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Find out more about your American forebears with Val Greenwood’s expert tips for US family history research. ...

15/02/2018

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More than 70 million people alive today, in all corners of the planet, can claim Irish ancestry – are you among ...

13/02/2018

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Find how to get started in creating your own family tree, following your family back through time. ...

12/02/2018

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TheGenealogist has added 651,369 quarterly returns of convicts from The National Archives’ HO 8 documents to its ...

12/02/2018

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This is the charming (and frank!) account of a Victorian governess's work and life as told through her letters, ...

09/02/2018

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