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November 20, 2020

My Ancestors and the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries had profound effects on the social, economic and cultural conditions of Britain – and on Family Tree Search. Britain led the world in […]
November 13, 2020

English Heritage – Experience and Research your Ancestors from London

There’s no escaping the fact that nostalgia is fuelling an insatiable appetite for Ancestry Research. Whilst you are at home, you may be spending more time on social media and on genealogical […]
November 6, 2020

Zoom Talks on Family History and Surnames

These are dreadful times but one of the saviours has been technology. This has meant that Research Through People have been able to do Family History talks, on Zoom, all over the […]
October 30, 2020

Family History – the Christmas gift that keeps on giving

Win a bronze Family History package for Christmas It’s that time of year again. When you wonder what present to give your spouse, partner, parent or other loved one. Family History is […]
October 23, 2020
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The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

This talk was given by George English of Research Through People to the Rotary Club of Greenford on 22 October 2020. A full recording of the Mayflower Zoom presentation has been kindly […]
October 16, 2020

Ancestral Research is Thriving Around the Globe

In these troubled times, the practice of Genealogy is thriving across America and the United Kingdom as more of us are working from home. researching your ancestry and looking into your family […]
October 9, 2020

Unearthing Surnames that were Nicknames

Many of those who contact us about Surname Heritage are fascinated by surnames and their origin. In this last video in the series, we explore Surnames that were Nicknames. Our previous videos […]
October 2, 2020

Reading History to Get to Know Your Welsh Ancestors Better

Have you ever wondered about reading history to get to know your Welsh ancestors better?  For those with Welsh Ancestry, these three Welsh heritage examples help bring ancestry to life.  Explore your […]
September 25, 2020

What Does Your Occupational Surname Say About You?

Many of those who contact us about researching their ancestors, are fascinated by Surnames and their origin. We explore Surnames of Occupation or Office and where they came from. Surnames of Occupation […]
September 18, 2020

Ancestry Search: Track Down Your Yorkshire Ancestors

In Ancestry Search, people may ask us to trace their ancestors from a country like England. But, their ancestors often come from a more specific area such as a county. If you […]
September 11, 2020
Surnames of Relationship

Behind Surnames of Relationship: English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh examples 

We explore Surnames of Relationship and the most popular surnames in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Surnames of Relationship include Wilson, McKay, Jones, O’Brien and many many more, as well as clan […]
September 4, 2020

Family Search Genealogy – Correctly Interpreting Records: John Carver of the Mayflower

George English, Director of Research Through People has just published an article ‘Jan Carwet of Leiden: Not the Mayflower Passenger John Carver’ in the SUMMER 2020 issue of the Mayflower Descendant. The Mayflower Descendant is one of […]