Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors

What was a merchant seaman’s life like in the past, what experiences would he have had, what were the ships like that he sailed in, and what risks did … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors: The First World War

The experience of civilian internees and British prisoners of war in German and Turkish hands during the First World War is one of the least … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066 to 1837

The trail that an ancestor leaves through the Victorian period and the twentieth century is relatively easy to follow – the records are plentiful, … [Read more...]





Napoleonic Lives – Researching the British Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars

Two hundred years ago the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars convulsed the whole of Europe. These were key events in the history of the continent, … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Service Women Ancestors

Whether you are interested in the career of an individual service woman or just want to know more about the part played by service women in a … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Canal Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

Britain’s industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods – until the coming of the railways. Canal … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Medical Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

The medical profession had as much influence on the lives of our ancestors as it does on our lives today. It occupied an extraordinary range of … [Read more...]





Great War Lives – A Guide for Family Historians

The Great War was a key event of the twentieth century and it is one of the most popular and rewarding areas for historical research - and for family … [Read more...]