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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Find out about your Northern Ireland ancestors with this guide to the many resources held at the Public Record ...

26/05/2017

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Get started in tracing your ancestors with the FamilySearch video guide to using one of the world's most popular ...

25/05/2017

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Discover how to find ancestors who emigrated to the USA via Ellis Island in this introductory video from Ellis ...

25/05/2017

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Sandra Adams-West talks about her experience of volunteering with FreeReg, one of the UK's most popular genealogy ...

24/05/2017

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Susie Douglas of #AncestryHour shares her pick of the latest social media news and views, including a reflection ...

22/05/2017

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Start a family tree with the children in your life with our expert guide to encouraging kids to get into genealogy. ...

17/05/2017

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New to family history? Check out our top five genealogy websites and get started discovering your ancestors. ...

17/05/2017

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Discover how to find your Dorset ancestors with our guide to the many family history resources held at Dorset ...

09/05/2017

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What is a second cousin? Or a third cousin once removed? Work out who’s who on your family tree with our guide to ...

08/05/2017

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The Mass Observation Project is 80 years old this year. Find out what happens when a diary arrives at the ...

05/05/2017

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Discover how to write up your family history to share with relatives, with our guide to planning and writing up ...

03/05/2017

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