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 what a Living DNA test can reveal about your family history, as you discover your origins and find new ...

21/09/2017

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In our latest genealogy video, Family Tree editor Helen Tovey presents a one-minute guide to creating a memory box ...

20/09/2017

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In part 4 of our series, genealogy expert Mary Evans offers some ideas for tracking down specialist family history ...

20/09/2017

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Explore the 100 most popular baby names for boys and girls in England and Wales, from 1904 to the present day. ...

20/09/2017

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How can a DNA test help you find your roots and explore your family tree? DNAAdoption present a guide on choosing ...

19/09/2017

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The health and hygiene conditions endured by our Great War ancestors serving out in the Middle East may have ...

17/09/2017

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Follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free ...

15/09/2017

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Discover what life was like for your Ayrshire ancestors using the records cared for by the Ayrshire Archives ...

15/09/2017

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Ready to discover more about your family history but not sure which DNA genealogy test is best for you? Read the ...

13/09/2017

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Family history enthusiasts provide their top reasons for getting involved with the hobby, and getting started on ...

11/09/2017

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Literally fighting for their faith, the Benedictine monks of the 16th and 17th centuries were very much part of ...

04/09/2017

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