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.

Work out family relationships with our handy calculator ...

07/02/2013

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Discover how to find your ancestors on the census for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, bridging the gap ...

27/03/2017

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Find out which family tree website is best for tracing your family history and finding ancestors with our review ...

23/03/2017

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Find out how to start your family history with Family Tree magazine's FAQs for beginner family tree researchers - ...

23/03/2017

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How can we make sure the female side of our family tree is well represented, in a world where male ancestors often ...

20/03/2017

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Sarah Reay explores the role of the army chaplain in supporting the frontline soldiers of World War I. ...

16/03/2017

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Steven Smyrl shares his expert tips for getting to grips with a core collection of family history records – the ...

13/03/2017

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In a guest blog to celebrate Crufts 2017, Gill Shaw tells the story of remarkable dogs from history and explains ...

13/03/2017

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Discover how to find your Cheshire ancestors within the wealth of information held at Cheshire Archives. ...

02/03/2017

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Tonie and Valmai Holt explain how to make the most of a trip to the battlefield where your ancestor fought, using ...

01/03/2017

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The Family Tree team speak to Else Churchill, Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists, and ...

26/02/2017

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June Terrington shares her expert tips for finding out more about a very precious family history clue - your ...

24/02/2017

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