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.

If you have ever wandered into a village churchyard and seen a rather different gravestone with a military badge ...

25/06/2019

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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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Find 3 useful websites for tracing adoption records in the UK and Ireland. ...

24/06/2019

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Ancestry has today launched an update to AncestryDNA, adding county-level detail to UK ethnicity results and ...

19/06/2019

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16 August 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, England, when thousands of ...

18/06/2019

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TheGenealogist has released over 100,000 individuals into its Court & Criminal Records collection, including ...

17/06/2019

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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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The Midland Ancestors Family History Centre and Library in Birmingham have been awarded Affiliate Library Status ...

13/06/2019

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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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What advice would you give to your newbie self if you were starting your family tree? That’s what we asked members ...

06/06/2019

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Trace your ancestors through time and place with our guide to the best websites for tracing your family tree ...

06/06/2019

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