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Blog
12 January 2016

If you can't name your great grandparents, then follow these simple steps and add a generation to your family tree #addageneration  

Blog
12 January 2016

Step by step guide to finding and ordering birth, marriage and death certificates for England and Wales via the General Record Office (GRO)

Blog
02 November 2015

It's the biggest online data release for English and Welsh genealogy since the 1911 census. Find out more about today's release of the 1939 Register and how it could help your research.

Blog
01 October 2015

Hannah Richards looks at the resources available for researching the story of individuals living in India at the time of the country’s Partition in 1947

Blog
29 September 2015

Laura Berry looks at the records available for researching the life of a convict after their transportation

Blog
20 September 2015

Laura Berry explains how to access some of the best archive footage for researching everyone from performers to paupers

Blog
11 September 2015

Dr Matthew Thomas reveals how family historians can help make fascinating records from the Battle of Waterloo more accessible thanks to an innovative new project

Blog
27 August 2015

Laura Berry reveals the sources used to trace Sir Derek Jacobi’s French ancestors who emigrated to England during the 17th and 18th centuries

Blog
26 August 2015

Laura Berry explores the document trail left by Jewish people who evaded the Holocaust after the Germans invaded Poland

Blog
14 July 2015

We select some of the highlights from the BFI's new Britain on Film website, which showcases historic footage from across the country

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