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Blog
27 August 2019

With The Great British Bake Off now back on our screens, Ruth A Symes looks at the history of our nation’s long love affair with cakes and other baked goodies

Blog
21 August 2019

You might not appear on Who Do You Think You Are?, but you can still research your family history at home with these simple steps for beginners

News
14 August 2019

Austerity, authoritarianism, public protest and ‘fake news’… Janette Martin explores the causes and effects of Peterloo, a tragedy that resonates just as strongly 200 years later

News
12 August 2019

On Who Do You Think You Are?, Kate Winslet discovered her 3x great grandfather was a drum major in the Napoleonic Wars. Trace your ancestors in Wellington’s army with our guide

News
05 August 2019

Jad Adams looks at the colourful lives of our ancestors who worked as travelling salesmen, as featured in the Whitehalls’ episode

Blog
19 July 2019

Who Do You Think You Are? genealogist Sara Khan explains how she uncovered the secrets of Daniel Radcliffe’s family tree

Blog
18 July 2019

If your family came from Nottinghamshire, find out how you can trace them for free – from the 18th century to the First World War

Blog
18 June 2019

These websites will help family historians find birth, marriage and death records for ancestors who lived in Britain’s capital

Blog
12 June 2019

From national supermarkets to small businesses, Jonathan Scott explains how to find shopkeepers in your family history

News
22 May 2019

Even if you’re too old to take your GCSEs and A-levels this summer, you can learn more about the history of exams – and try out exam questions from the past

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