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.

Which family tree DNA test is best? How can a DNA test help with your family history? Debbie Kennett explains why ...

20/04/2018

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The internet is packed with websites, large and small, dedicated to helping us trace our family histories. To help ...

19/04/2018

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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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The records of more than 100 million people who immigrated through Ellis Island or one of the New York Harbour ...

14/08/2018

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What are your options if you can't find an ancestor on the census? In his second census blog, Paul Chiddicks ...

13/08/2018

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Luckily family history DNA tests don’t involve blood (just a bit of saliva or a cheek swab), so can be taken by ...

10/08/2018

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As part of the RAF’s Centenary Programme, the RAF Museum has launched RAF Stories, a free digital resource ...

07/08/2018

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TheGenealogist genealogy website has released the second part of its new record set, The Lloyd George Domesday ...

06/08/2018

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Anyone hoping to find their Dutch ancestors will find their search easier now that FamilySearch has added 29 ...

27/07/2018

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Writer Lydia Syson has already explored her own family history in a number of critically acclaimed historical ...

24/07/2018

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A rich source for family history can be the records of the courts that presided over our ancestors, whether they ...

24/07/2018

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