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Family History Research

1939 Register

The 1939 Register is an important genealogical resource that is now available to family history researchers. It provides details and information for each person and household during this period in history. The publication of the register bridges nearly a thirty-year gap in census data. Members of the research website Find My Past have had access to […]

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New Year’s Resolution – 2018

Georgina Lawton is a family columnist in the Guardian newspaper and a freelance journalist. Her New Year’s Resolution for 2018 is to trace her family and identify her origins. She explains that there has been a family secret kept from her for more than 20 years and she is going to uncover everything that she can. […]

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Long Lost Family

Tomorrow evening Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell team up to present Long Lost Family, the documentary series which aims to reunite family members after years of separation. In the past the show has offered a lifeline for people who are desperate to find long-lost relatives. The new series starts on ITV at 9pm on Wednesday […]

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DNA: Where do you come from?

There are a number of Genealogy websites that offer DNA testing as a means of discovering your family history and finding new relatives. Perhaps you may be sceptical about the worth of such tests however they are becoming increasingly popular. We would be pleased to hear your views on the subject as we believe that they […]

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Black Friday Deals – Ancestry DNA

Ancestry is one of the most popular family history research websites and this Black Friday you could be surprised at what you can discover by taking an Ancestry DNA test. There is £30 off over the weekend and you could make new family connections or reveal more of your unique story for the discounted price of […]

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BBC Heir Hunters

The Heir Hunters TV programme is scheduled to start on BBC 1 this week. It features several episodes that are Series 10 Reversions. You can catch the programme every weekday morning for the next couple of weeks at 11.45 am. The first episode involves heir hunters trying to trace the family of a reclusive printer and […]

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Find My Past – Free Weekend

One of the most popular websites for researching family history is Find My Past and this weekend you can access their records for free. The offer started earlier today and it is available until noon on Monday 25th January 2016. ‘Find My Past’  state that they are making billions of their world records FREE to explore […]

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Family Tree Discount Codes

If anyone is looking to research their family tree over the Christmas period we offer a Free 14 day trial with three of the most popular family history research websites on our People Search page. You could try all three to see which you prefer. We are also always on the lookout for family history […]

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Black Friday – Ancestry DNA

There is 30% off Ancestry DNA between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Ancestry state their DNA testing service is cutting edge and utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way you discover your family history. The service combines advanced DNA science with the largest online family history resource website to predict […]

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Family Finders

This week saw the launch of a new BBC One TV programme about The Salvation Army’s Family Tracing Service. ‘Family Finders’ is a 15-part series with some episodes following the staff from the tracing service as they try to reunite long lost family members of their clients. The programme also features the moving reunions of family […]

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