The Wills of Our Ancestors – A Guide for Family & Local Historians

What are wills, and how can they be used for family and local history research? How can you interpret them and get as much insight from them as … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

The Black Country in the West Midlands is an important site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors

If you want to find out about Lancashire‘s history, and particularly if you have family links to the area and your ancestors lived or worked in the … [Read more...]





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...]





Skye dig reveals early string instrument

Archeologists excavating on the Island of Skye, northwest Scotland, think they may have discovered part of the oldest stringed instrument found in … [Read more...]





Archaeologist – humour

We just thought we should share this joke that has been sent to us. It made us smile on this cold, damp spring morning. After having dug to a … [Read more...]





Family History on the Internet

Family history is the second most popular topic on the internet. The internet has revolutionised the world of genealogy and made it much easier for … [Read more...]