Blog posts

Blog
27 August 2015

Sir Derek Jacobi's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? shows that persecuted people have been settling in England for centuries, says Alan Crosby

Blog
30 July 2015

For the family historian, few heirlooms are as precious as an autobiography. Alan Crosby is lucky to possess one written by his mother, offering vivid accounts of a bygone age

Blog
23 July 2015

A recent trip to Oxford saw Alan pay a pilgrimage to the house where a branch of his family tree once lived – including a forebear who served in the local fire brigade

Blog
16 July 2015

Alan Crosby recently came across some fascinating details about the diets of our Georgian forebears – enough to make a modern nutritionist scream

Blog
09 July 2015

Ever found a frustrating gap in a parish register? Rather than lax record keeping, there might be a more unusual explanation says Alan Crosby

Blog
02 July 2015

We may be in for a sweltering summer, but at least we won’t face the freakish weather conditions our ancestors endured in 1783, says Alan Crosby

Blog
23 June 2015

Alan's getting excited about the new series of WDYTYA? and the type of stories that could be in store

Blog
18 June 2015

After last week's visit to Manchester Cathedral, Alan travels south to Gloucester Cathedral, where he spots some remarkable monuments

Blog
11 June 2015

Alan Crosby was reminded of an amusing family history discovery following a recent conversation with Manchester Cathedral's archivist

Blog
04 June 2015

Despite his years of family history experience, Alan Crosby still had a frustrating brick wall – and this week, he finally broke it down!

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