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Where do I Begin?

Where do I Begin?

I’m often asked where do you start when researching a family tree.  My answer is always the same – start with what you know and work from there.  But what is it likely you already know?  Most of us have, somewhere, the certificates of birth, marriage and/or death of one or more of our parents or grandparents with the information we need to get started […]

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Are your ancestors boring?

Are your ancestors boring?

Both Michael Parkinson and Cherie Blair have said they were told their ancestors were “too boring” for them to be included in a Who Do You Think You Are? programme. What exactly do they mean by “boring”?  Is “boring” in terms of a television programme the same as “boring” to anyone else? The celebrities that have been featured have looked at a whole range of aspects of […]

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