Real-life stories

Family history is all about the stories – the tales of our own ancestors’ life experiences, their adventures, triumphs and tragedies. By researching our family trees and tracking down the historic records we can uncover the past, learn about the times that our forebears lived through, and ultimately discover who they were, and where we’ve come from. Check out our growing collection of real-life family history stories written by readers of Family Tree. Hopefully their inspiring examples will encourage you too to write up your own family history...

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While we love our own family histories, they mean so much more with a bit of historical background. Here Steve ...

28/06/2019

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While researching her family tree Jill Bush uncovered the story of a teenage First World War pilot with a unique ...

24/06/2019

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With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing upon us, Charlotte Soares waxes lyrical about lunar history ...

14/06/2019

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Family historian Adele Emm shares the delights of her recent family get-together: the family history Emmposium of ...

11/06/2019

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In the latest issue of Family Tree we launched a challenge to write your family history in 1,000 words. Reader ...

10/06/2019

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Come along to Family Tree Live and get one-to-one expert help from a professional researcher to help solve that ...

12/03/2019

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Ann Bennett reveals how she was inspired by her family history to write and publish her novels ...

04/03/2019

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Nick Duerden reveals what inspired him to delve into his family's past – a quest that led to him writing a memoir ...

04/02/2019

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Pauline Ocimek took a DNA test and thanks to a DNA match, was contacted by a Polish cousin, leading to her find ...

10/12/2018

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The topic of remembrance of the First World War heroes is a subject very close to Daren Norris's heart, and is one ...

27/11/2018

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‘My father always used to tell me there were opera singers in the family’. So real-life story author Raymond ...

26/11/2018

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Across more than 100 years and five generations, 11-year-old Lukas Tremaine-Stevenson and his parents, made a ...

26/11/2018

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