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.

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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#AncestryHour Twitter guru and professional researcher Susie Douglas is a self-confessed genealogy addict, and ...

29/03/2019

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Trace your family history for free and discover the lives and times of your London ancestors with this round-up of ...

28/03/2019

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Choose from these four free family history programs and see how you too can get your research more organised and ...

27/03/2019

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This new video from TheGenealogist explains how street and trade directories can be used to track your ancestors ...

25/03/2019

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