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.

In our latest expert blog, Brianne Kirkpatrick MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor and founder of Watershed DNA, explains ...

02/10/2018

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Christa Cowan of Ancestry explores the different reasons for taking a DNA test for family history. ...

01/10/2018

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Let's encourage the younger generation to get into genealogy with our top tips on family history for kids. ...

28/09/2018

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So, you’ve taken a DNA ancestry test and received your results from the lab. What happens next? Our eight steps ...

27/09/2018

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Find out how this 21st century society with a long history and unique family history collections can help you move ...

24/09/2018

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Why do we do family history? That's the question that Patsy Trench asks in this guest blog on the various reasons ...

17/09/2018

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In the concluding part of our month-long genealogy bootcamp, we explore how to go way beyond the census and ...

17/09/2018

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Bletchley Park, the former top secret codebreaking station, has launched a new oral history project in a bid to ...

14/09/2018

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The First World War centenary has seen a wealth of digital resources made available to family historians ...

14/09/2018

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Discover new research ideas and tips for finding your ancestors fast in week 3 of our genealogy bootcamp. ...

12/09/2018

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Get some new ideas for expanding your family tree and discovering new ancestors in part 2 of our one-month family ...

07/09/2018

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Former codebreaking staff have been reunited at a special event at Bletchley Park, the top-secret World War Two ...

07/09/2018

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