Blogs

30 June 2010

Our regular columnist Alan Crosby takes a trip thousands of years into the past to explore what home life may have been like for our distant ancestors

06 May 2010

With election day finally here, our regular columnist Alan Crosby takes a look at the very different choices on offer for voters 200 years ago

29 April 2010

Our regular columnist Alan Crosby on the tricky business of learning more about the lives of the people behind the records

20 April 2010

Our regular columnist Alan Crosby on the challenges – and unexpected rewards – of dealing with documents that have been edited over centuries

13 April 2010

Alan Crosby laments the problems caused by constantly changing technology – but has come up with a surprisingly enjoyable solution

06 April 2010

Alan Crosby discovers how one man's hortcultural quest shaped the contents of generations of British gardeners

01 April 2010

Brooke Shields traced her family tree back to royalty – but the stories of even most 'ordinary' ancestors can be incredibly inspiring, says US genealogist Kimberly Powell

31 March 2010

Matthew Broderick's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? demonstrates the importance of always taking your research further, says US genealogist Kimberly Powell

31 March 2010

Alan Crosby explores the historic landscape of the Berkshire Downs – and meets a three thousand year old horse

19 March 2010

US genealogist Kimberly Powell on the 'four key truths' that Lisa Kudrow's emotional episode revealed about genealogy research.

11 March 2010

American footballer Emmitt Smith takes a journey into the past and finds that his family's suffering under slavery makes history personal

10 March 2010

Alan Crosby considers the central role that walking played in the lives of many of our ancestors

06 March 2010

While the first episode could have squeezed more genealogy out of its hour-long slot, if it encourages people to start uncovering their own family history it will have fulfilled its purpose, says Kimberly Powell

02 March 2010

Alan Crosby pays a visit to Leeds' Grand Theatre, and lifts the curtain on what such buildings can reveal about the cultural lives of our ancestors

02 March 2010

US genealogist Kimberly Powell wonders if Who Do You Think You Are? will make genealogy as popular a hobby in the US as it is in Britain.

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