You're in the right place. With essential advice from expert genealogists, our beginner's guide is the best way to sow the seeds of your research and watch your family tree grow.
Your guide to getting started
Our 16-page guide to making your family tree grow
"I was traumatised by what I found..."
Tracing ancestors in the Anglican clergy
How clergymen dynasties make tracing forebears easy
The snapshot revolution
How one man's idea led to 120 years of 'saying cheese'...
PLUS: The ancestor who ended the First World War, finding the best websites for mill workers, tracking down your family in Lanarkshire and the latest series preview
Lanarkshire census index
174,000 records from the 1851 index, retailing at £25
Glasgow City Archives
Sample poor relief applications, as well as police and school records
Police charge books
Temperance pledge book