Blogs

23 August 2012

Could Gregg Wallace's episode be the saddest Who Do You Think You Are? ever, wonders deputy editor Claire Vaughan

16 August 2012

Samantha Womack's story was a brilliant start to the new series, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan, who chats to some of the team involved in making the episode

16 August 2012

Your stories are what make the magazine – and our jobs – so fascinating, says staff writer Matt Elton, as he looks back at three years of genealogical gems

13 August 2012

Only two days until the new series starts. We've got some great behind-the-scenes stories for you, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan

07 August 2012

Like the WDYTYA? celebrities, living relatives could help solve your greatest family history puzzles, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan

26 July 2012

As the names of the celebrities set to feature in the new run of WDYTYA? are revealed, deputy editor Claire Vaughan looks forward to a series of surprises and historic revelations...

13 July 2012

Worcestershire’s new archive and library, The Hive, is particularly good news for family historians, as Sarah Williams discovers on a trip to the recently opened centre

06 July 2012

You may not have a female stuntman, brothel keeper or phrenologist on your tree like our celebrities, but occupation records can tell you a lot about your ancestors, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan

02 July 2012

…the three things that, together, tell us that we're experiencing the great British summer, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan

22 June 2012

The BBC's new 'living history' series, starting next Tuesday, explores British home life across the course of generations. We sent BBC History Magazine's Charlotte Hodgman behind the scenes to talk to some of the participants

14 June 2012

Forebears up before the magistrates? We tell you how to uncover their crimes  no matter how small, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan

08 June 2012

Feeling a bit washed out after the Jubilee weekend? Deputy editor Claire Vaughan looks at some of the spectacular storms of the past…

01 June 2012

Looking forward to the Jubilee weekend? Here's how to combine royal celebrations and genealogy, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan 

23 May 2012

WW1 nurses on your tree? Here's how a surprise discovery shed light on one nurse and her patients, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan 

16 May 2012

Watching the series has made me realise that your ancestors didn't have to be soldiers to be heroes, says deputy editor Claire Vaughan 

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