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Mystery surrounds fascinating family history unearthed through research

Scandal and intrigue was uncovered when the ancestry of a South East Cornwall based family was researched, with a relative discovering that his …

Genealogy

Thousands Of Undelivered Letters From The 17th Century Discovered In An Old Trunk!

Connect with Us<p>Thousands Of Undelivered Letters From The 17th Century Discovered In An Old Trunk!<p>An old trunk containing more than 2,600 undelivered …

History

The Complicated Lives of the Poor

The Georgian Poor Laws in England<p><b>This article is another result of time spent – never wasted – sorting through neglected shelves and boxes in</b> …

Poverty

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7 Places to Find Photographs of Your Ancestors

<b>Guest Article by Lisa Lisson, Genealogist & Family Historian</b><p>All genealogists wish for photographs of their ancestors. When we look at their …

I never thought about this before…

SaveExpand Pin<p>The Website of King Henry VIII - Ask Henry. Questions 200 - 399<p>See more<p>This printable ten-generation family tree fits on two pages and …

10 million parish records free online for March

Ten million historical records from Catholic parishes throughout Ireland have been published online.<p>Spanning 260 years, they have been indexed from …

named | Suprageography

named is a little website that I have recently co-written as part of an ongoing ESRC-funded project on UK surnames that we are conducting here at UCL …

A Visual Guide to Common Cemetery Symbols

Put aside everything horror movies have ever taught you about cemeteries and you’ll find that the final resting places of our dearly departed can be …

How to Determine the Age of a Photograph

For many family history buffs, it can be useful to learn how to determine the age of a photograph. These tips may even help you solve a genealogy …

Ancestral Stories ~ You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Case in point. Our family as known for over a hundred years that our grandmother, Eliza Sampson, was from France and that her husband Henry …

History

Dunwich: The storms that destroyed 'lost town'

<b>Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain's Atlantis has been uncovered.</b><p>The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk - a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England.<p>The town was hit by a succession of storms in the 13th …

Archaeology

A gene sequencer that fits in your pocket

Fast, portable DNA tests are a powerful new tool for fighting disease — and more

Genetics

In Pictures: How Walsall has dramatically changed over the decades

Walsall may boast a modern streetscene today, but it’s a lot older than many people realise.<p>Although its first undisputed, written reference was in …

History

Shrapnel and Shelletta: Baby Names and their Links to War, Remembrance and Commemoration

In these weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday, my thoughts turned to some research I first undertook in 2011 around baby names. In particular the …

History

African American family records from era of slavery to be available free online

A million and a half handwritten records compiled about newly freed slaves in the 1860s will be a treasure trove for those seeking to trace their ancestry<p>Millions of African Americans will soon be able to trace their families through the era of slavery, some to the countries from which their …

As Gypsies gather in Ewell to pay their final respects today - 10 facts you may not know about Gypsy funerals

As hundreds of Gypsies gather in Ewell today to pay their respects to Sylvie Smith, we look at the facts about Gypsy funerals past and present.<p>1 - …

Funerals

What do N R W Sup and Imp mean on a criminal register?

Articles on the History of Essex, Researching your Ancestors, and British History<p>What do <i>N R W Sup</i> and <i>Imp</i> mean on a criminal register?<p>Picking oakum at …

Genealogy

WaywardWomen

Convict prisons kept some of the best records about prisoners in the nineteenth century. They tell us where prisoners came from, what they did for a …

Extraordinary Roman arcade found in Colchester is ‘greatest find of its kind’

07:53 15 February 2016<p>The remains of a Roman Monumental Arcade, which formed part of the gateway to Claudius Temple, has been discovered.<p>Experts have …

Archaeology

20 Perfectly Re-Colored Photos That Shed Light On The Past

EMGN<p>Up until the 1970s almost all photography was black and white, giving its subjects a filter that we now interpret as distant and historical. Now, …

Volkswagen

Confession: I Hired a Genealogy Psychic

This is a true story. I’m telling you this even though it’s weird enough that now I probably won’t ever be able to run for office (except in …

Geneageek

If you lived in the West End of Derby in the 19th century, you were considered to live in the slums. It is here that the families I’ve researched …

Williamsburg

Know Your Archives Websites

Have you ever talked with a genealogy buddy about an archives website that you both love… and 3 minutes into the conversation you realize you’re …

American History

The Forgotten, Macabre World of Mourning Jewelry

If wearing a bracelet made from a dead person’s hair sounds macabre, it’s helpful to remember it was a different era.<p>In our selfie-filled world where every phone is a camera and every phone-owner an amateur photographer, it’s hard to imagine our daily lives devoid of taking pictures. How can this …

10 Times History Was Captured in Living Color

People have been trying to capture color images since Louis Daguerre first pointed a lens at a street and waited 10 minutes for the plate to expose. …

How to Become a Professional Genealogist

Steps to Becoming a Professional Researcher<p>by Kathleen W. Hinckley, CGRS<p>A few years ago whenever I was asked how I became a professional genealogist, …

Genealogy

The 11 Million Free Immigration Records You May Have Completely Overlooked

When Annie Moore and her two Irish brothers became the first immigrants to pass through Ellis Island in 1892 they quickly made their way into the …

Genealogy

The American Orphan Trains — AncestralFindings.com

The orphan train movement in America was a unique experiment in child welfare. Back in the mid-1800’s, there were not a lot of options for poor, …

Parenting