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...]





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 Servant Ancestors

While there are popular and academic books on servants and domestic service, as well as television dramas and documentaries, little attention has been … [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...]





Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors

gives a fascinating insight into the history of the subcontinent under British rule and into the lives the British led there. It also introduces … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, many thousands of Protestants fled religious persecution in France and the Low Countries. They … [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...]