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.

More than 100,000 records of prisoners and their victims held by The National Archives have this week been ...

16/08/2018

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The records of more than 100 million people who immigrated through Ellis Island or one of the New York Harbour ...

14/08/2018

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What are your options if you can't find an ancestor on the census? In his second census blog, Paul Chiddicks ...

13/08/2018

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Luckily family history DNA tests don’t involve blood (just a bit of saliva or a cheek swab), so can be taken by ...

10/08/2018

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As part of the RAF’s Centenary Programme, the RAF Museum has launched RAF Stories, a free digital resource ...

07/08/2018

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TheGenealogist genealogy website has released the second part of its new record set, The Lloyd George Domesday ...

06/08/2018

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Anyone hoping to find their Dutch ancestors will find their search easier now that FamilySearch has added 29 ...

27/07/2018

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Writer Lydia Syson has already explored her own family history in a number of critically acclaimed historical ...

24/07/2018

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A rich source for family history can be the records of the courts that presided over our ancestors, whether they ...

24/07/2018

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‘You’ve got your father’s eyes’, ‘Goodness you remind me of Nan as a girl’ … ...

23/07/2018

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Paul Chiddicks takes a look at how to use the UK census for family history research, in the first instalment of a ...

23/07/2018

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Family history is all about people - their connections and their stories - and what it is that helps to make every ...

20/07/2018

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