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.

Discover the many benefits of joining a family history society when tracing your ancestors - whether you're a ...

20/11/2018

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More than 100 million people around the world have Italian roots, and tracing Italian ancestors is about to get ...

16/11/2018

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Our family pictures are some of our most precious treasures. An ancestor’s image brings the past to life and can ...

13/11/2018

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Criminal or courtier, noble or notorious... With perseverance, a bit of luck, and expert help from Diane Brook you ...

13/11/2018

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There's nothing like Christmas for indulging in a spot of nostalgia. Read on to learn about Christmas traditions ...

12/11/2018

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A new biogeographical DNA test described as the 'most detailed DNA testing experience in the world', providing a ...

12/11/2018

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Since August 2014, every month without fail, author and researcher Keith Gregson published a 'snippet' about World ...

09/11/2018

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To mark the end of World War 1 that came to a close on 11 November 1918 with the signing of the armistice, ...

09/11/2018

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Ancestry and the Royal British Legion are commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War by ...

08/11/2018

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Genealogy website FamilySearch has announced that it has added millions of new, free historical records to help ...

08/11/2018

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For this special guest blog, historian and writer Dr Hester Vaisey has devised five writing exercises designed to ...

06/11/2018

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Find out about a selection home DNA test kits to help you with your journey into the story of your genes. Discover ...

02/11/2018

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