Getting started

19 March 2020

From writing down your memories to starting an online course, we've picked some fun family history challenges to help our readers through the crisis

06 February 2017

In her final free guide, WDYTYA? TV series genealogist Laura Berry reveals why joining the family history community can help you take your research further

30 January 2017

In the penultimate stage of our 12-Week Challenge, Laura Berry reveals how occupational records can help you build up a vivid picture of your forebears' lives

18 January 2017

If you want to take your research back even further, you'll need to start investigating local parish records. WDYTYA? TV series genealogist Laura Berry offers her top tips for tracking them down

16 January 2017

Death records can provide a surprising amount of information about our ancestors while they were still alive. Laura Berry reveals where you should look for them

09 January 2017

In Week 8 of our Family History Challenge, Laura Berry offers her top tips for exploring historic newspapers

02 January 2017

Laura Berry reveals how you can piece together the careers of your military ancestors using records online and in the archives

24 December 2016

Laura Berry offers her tips for keeping your records and documents in good order so you can keep track of your searches

19 December 2016

This week, WDYTYA? TV series genealogist Laura Berry reveals how civil records of marriage can help confirm dates and relationships in your family tree

09 December 2016

In part four, Laura Berry reveals how census returns can help you flesh out your tree and understand your ancestors' lives

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