#StoryOfOurStreet - Get started today!


16 June 2020
Discover the history on your doorstep with our brand new challenge! Here's what you need to know to get started on your street history adventure.

Family Tree and History Scotland have joined forces to launch #StoryOfOurStreet – a fun history project that invites everyone to explore the story of their street. 

With magazine articles, activity packs, history challenges, expert tips and ideas from other researchers, you’ll have all the info, advice and inspiration you need to take on the #StoryOfOurStreet project. 

It’s free to join and you can take part from wherever in the world you live. And even if you think your street doesn’t have so much history… prepare to be surprised! We’ll show you how to find street history clues, point you in the direction of helpful resources and give you ideas on how to present the history and get your community involved. 

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How do I get started?

  1. Sign up (for free) and receive your Street History Checklist to download, print out, stick on your fridge and get started. You'll also receive the weekly Family Tree email alerts, bringing you news, hints and tips, and offers, to help you with your research.

    Be sure to tick the 'Family Tree eNewsletters' box to receive our emails – otherwise we can't contact you with your checklist or friendly, helpful emails. 
  2. Get the #StoryOfOurStreet Research Kit, packed full of step-by-step guides, handy checklists and pointers, and links to useful resources and websites too, many of which are free to use. The special PDF kit can be downloaded immediately after purchase. That's fifteen print-out-and-keep pages all for just £1.99 (or 99p for Family Tree subscribers).

    Stay tuned for the #StoryOfOurStreet Activity Kit, packed full of fun games and activities, coming soon!
  3. Join Family Tree magazine and get monthly updates and advice. Each issue of Family Tree and History Scotland magazines will feature #StoryOfOurStreet articles, advice and updates – you might see your street featured! Join for just £3 for 3 issues and you'll also gain exclusive access to our growing video library.
  4. Share your discoveries by email and you could be featured right here on the website or in Family Tree or History Scotland magazines!  

    Do share your findings on the Family Tree social media channels too, using the #StoryOfOurStreet hashtag…
    Facebook: @familytreemaguk
    Twitter: @familytreemaguk
    Instagram: familytreemagazine