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August 14, 2020
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Taylor Swift and me – how cousins become distant

Our video ‘What do Taylor Swift, Richard Gere and I have in common?’ generated a lot of comments. The answer is that we are distant cousins who had an ancestor who sailed […]
July 3, 2020
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Ancestry Search Stories from Britain to Australasia

Many of you exploring your family’s past will have relatives who went abroad; or live overseas, in this case, in Australia or New Zealand, but with ancestors from England, Scotland, Wales or […]
May 11, 2020

American and Canadian Ancestor Stories

We’ve made this video for those of you who had ancestors who emigrated from Britain to USA or Canada. Migration’s fascinating, why does someone leave one place and go somewhere else? There’s […]
May 3, 2020
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How surname origins solved a 100 year old claim of royal descent

In Part 2, the example is of Philippe de Lannoy who went over to New England in 1621, where his name was soon changed to Philip Delano. The de Lannoys came from […]
January 24, 2020

Homecoming visits – walk in your ancestors’ footsteps.

One of the great pleasures of family history is visiting where your ancestors lived. Millions of English, Scots, Welsh and Irish have gone to live in countries all over the world down […]