Getting started

If you're just starting out with your family history, read our guides to getting started to quickly get up to speed with the essential records you'll need and the first steps to take.

Watch the celebrities research their family history on Who Do You Think You Are, Wednesdays, BBC One at 8pm and ...

11/11/2016

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Family Tree is the UK’s longest established family history magazine, sharing genealogy advice with our thousands ...

21/02/2017

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Genealogist Mike Sharpe shares his tips for making the most of a visit to a family history fair such as Who Do You ...

01/02/2017

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Wondering where to begin with your family history? Get started with our step by step guide. ...

01/12/2016

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Trace your ancestors back to Victorian times with our simple steps and round-up of sources available for tracing ...

24/11/2016

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Find out how birth records can help grow your family tree ...

01/11/2016

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Find out how marriage records can help you build your family history ...

01/11/2016

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See your ancestor's handwriting and more in the 1911 Census returns ...

01/11/2016

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What useful information can be found on a death certificate? ...

01/11/2016

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Discover how to use FamilySearch, the world's largest free family history website ...

24/10/2016

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How can you get started with family history? To help you on your quest to ‘do’ your family tree, read this ...

06/10/2016

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Follow our handy checklist to make the most of a family history interview ...

23/02/2015

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