Blog - family history and ancestor stories.

August 19, 2020
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How to Break Down Brick Walls

Brick Walls. We’re all familiar with them. How on earth do we break them down? We have made this video to give you ideas of approaches and different ways to tackle brick […]
January 1, 2020

Where Does My Surname Come From?

People often ask us if we know where their surname originated from.  There were no hereditary surnames in Britain in 1066 when the Norman Conquest took place. Surnames gradually became hereditary over […]
March 15, 2017

Why should I research my Family Tree?

A natural question when someone first thinks about finding out more about their ancestors is “what will I get out of it?” It fascinates us how many different answers there can be […]
April 19, 2013
RTP Family History

Chances for Success with Family History Research

Every day, there is an ever-increasing volume of family research projects launched, and the media is now full of adverts promoting various ancestry programmes. Researching your family history can become lost in […]
April 11, 2013
Research Through People

Emigration and Immigration – why did they leave home?

Something that we frequently come across in family history research is ancestors who have left Great Britain to go abroad; and others who have left their homeland to come to Great Britain. […]