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.

These free downloadable family history sheets go with the 10 top family history projects in the April 2019 issue ...

04/03/2019

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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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FamilySearch has today announced that it has added 42.5 million free to search 1939 England & Wales register ...

24/04/2019

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Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower ship from the UK to the ‘New World’ of ...

18/04/2019

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A new collection covering over a century of ships administered in Devon ports is part of a new tranche of Devon ...

15/04/2019

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Did you know that often the first name given to a child followed a traditional pattern? We show you how to check ...

11/04/2019

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In this blog Christine Jackson gives a flavour of her wider interest in family history research, namely the lives ...

08/04/2019

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Kent County Council and FindMyPast have announced that 2.6 million Kent records have been digitised, fully indexed ...

08/04/2019

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Did your ancestors live or work in Edinburgh in years gone by? There are lots of resources for tracing your ...

04/04/2019

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Was your ancestor granted an order of chivalry? FindMyPast has added a new tranche of records to its Knights of ...

01/04/2019

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Stuck on your family history? ...

01/04/2019

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