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Blog
16 October 2018

If you're all at sea, don't miss Jonathan Scott's selection of useful websites for tracing your ancestors' maritime careers

News
27 September 2018

To mark Huguenot Month, Kathy Chater explains how to find out if you are descended from refugees fleeing religious persecution in France

Blog
26 September 2018

In a taster of our latest issue's lead feature, Pam Ross has some nifty tips to help you reach back beyond the start of civil registration in 1837

News
12 September 2018

Ahead of the anniversary of the City of Benares disaster which killed 77 children, Janet Sacks explains how you can research the stories of overseas evacuees in the Second World War

Blog
06 September 2018

To mark Findmypast offering four days of free access, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor Sarah Williams explains how the site can help with your family history research

Blog
21 June 2018

With football fever in full swing, we've dug into the Hulton Getty picture collection – now available on Ancestry – to find the best photographs of the beautiful game

Blog
13 June 2018

If your civilian ancestor worked as a sailor, he may have belonged to the Naval Reserve. Simon Wills explains how to locate and search these useful records

Blog
06 June 2018

Like Michelle Keegan's 2x great grandmother, thousands of women used the 1911 census to demand the right to vote

News
16 May 2018

As Britain prepares to celebrate the royal wedding, Catherine Curzon reveals the wide range of roles our ancestors could have filled as servants to historic kings and queens

Blog
09 May 2018

As Ancestry adds the 1939 Register to its collection, WDYTYA? editor Sarah Williams explains why the register is an essential family history tool

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