Photographs From India
The Families in British India Society tells Alan Crosby about a project to capture our ancestors’ graves
My Ancestor Was A...Brushmaker
Until the arrival of mass production, creating a brush required the hard work of a team of highly skilled craftsmen, says KA Doughty
Ice skating is a timeless way to enjoy a wintry day. Amanda Randall looks at how our ancestors got their skates on
Focus On Manorial Court Rolls
Court rolls are useful for both researching the pre-industrial era and finding your Victorian ancestors, explains Nick Barratt
Addicted To The Thrill Of Detection
New Year is a time to cut down on vices – but it’s hard to break the grip of family history, says Alan Crosby
Sara Khan shows how you can break down brick walls in your research in just half an hour
'The FIBIS Database Smashed My Brick Wall'
Edwina Bentley was struggling to find her father’s family in India. Fortunately the Families In British India Society came to the rescue, learns Jon Bauckham
'My Tree Includes The Pioneer Of A Great British Pastime'
Pauline Godsall is proud to share a connection with Thomas Hiram Holding – a true British eccentric who encouraged our forebears to enjoy the great outdoors
1846 - The Potato Famine
Revealing your ancestors’ everyday lives at the time of major world events.
Focus On 1851-1901 Census
Paul Blake shares his expert advice for getting more from the 1851-1901 census records.
Accidents and Suicides Killed My Ancestors
Alison Burtt grew up with a sense of mystery as her father was unable to tell her much about his roots. The truth she uncovered was shocking, Matt Ford discovers.
Find A New Direction
Maps are a valuable resource often overlooked by family historians. Pam Ross explains why they’re worth exploring.
Caroline Scott reveals the prejudice and poverty faced by Irish migrant communities in 19th-century Britain.
‘A gravestone helped solve a family mystery'
When Alan Hillier visited his great grandfather’s grave, he was shocked to solve a 20-year puzzle about another ancestor,