About Brian Gallagher

Brian is the International Social Media Specialist for Ancestry, working closely with our United Kingdom, Sweden and Australian teams.

Past Articles

Tamzin Outhwaite Discovers a Rags to Riches Tale on “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK)

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

New Tricks actress Tamzin Outhwaite will be the next celebrity to discover her family history on  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. Tamzin has gained fame for playing London characters and her parents are from London’s East End. However, she is also aware that she has Italian roots.   “I do know that there is definitely an… Read more

Two stories. Two Reunions. Many Tears! There’s Only One Long Lost Family.

Posted on August 17, 2014 in Long Lost Family, United Kingdom

  Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell have been our expert guides through the emotional landscape of Long Lost Family, and in episode six the team succeeds again in reuniting families and healing old wounds.   Helen Salmon and Colin Deering Colin and Helen’s mother, Nellie Dixon, was a music hall performer. Nellie had Colin in… Read more

The new season of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) continues with Brian Blessed

Posted on August 13, 2014 in Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

  Actor and adventurer Brian Blessed is next up in the new season of  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. He is not looking for crowns or prizes in his past, but he is looking for humanity.   “The greatest dramas are about ordinary people, ordinary relationships. That is where you learn so much,… Read more

Painful Memories and Warm Embraces in Episode Five of Long Lost Family.

Posted on August 9, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, In The Community, Long Lost Family, United Kingdom

Last week’s episode of Long Lost Family was probably the most emotional yet. But it doesn’t stop there. This week Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell worked tirelessly to reunite more long-separated families. In episode five we’ll witness two reunions that are healing the pain of the past. Sheila Thomas and Jacqui Denton Growing up in London, Sheila was… Read more

The new season of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) opens with Julie Walters

Posted on August 7, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

Actress Julie Walters kicks off the new season of  Who Do You Think You Are  tonight. She is hoping to find some skeletons in her closet and the show does not disappoint. In researching her Irish ancestry she makes several discoveries. Her great grandfather Anthony Clarke was one of the early founders of The Land League. It was… Read more

Two searches, one family! Get ready for another episode of Long Lost Family

Posted on August 2, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, In The Community, Long Lost Family, Stories, United Kingdom

The inspiring stories on Long Lost Family have brought us to tears on more than one occasion, as Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell worked tirelessly to reunite long separated families. In episode four we will witness a first for the Long Lost Family team. Inge Dart Growing up in Kenya, Inge’s life was overshadowed by her domineering mother.… Read more

Second chances and emotional reunions in the next “Long Lost Family”

Posted on July 24, 2014 in In The Community, Long Lost Family, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

With the new season of Long Lost Family now in full swing and tissue sales at an all-time high, Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell continue to give us front row seats at some beautiful family reunions. In episode three we hear the stories of Richard Cue and Tania Bartlett. While both stories are different they… Read more

Short Film ‘Nan’ Explores the Beautiful Lifelong Friendship Between Grandma and Grandson

Posted on July 22, 2014 in In The Community, Stories, United Kingdom

We all have roles to play in our lives. We all start as children. Some of us go on to become parents, and later hope to become grandparents. How often do grandchildren stop to ponder the meaning of their bond with their grandmother or grandfather? Writer and director Luke Taylor recognized the unique relationship between… Read more

Long Lost Family continues to change lives and move us to tears

Posted on July 14, 2014 in In The Community, Long Lost Family, Stories, United Kingdom

  Last Monday saw the return of the BAFTA award winning show Long Lost Family. Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell reunited families who had been separated for most of their lives, in what was a very emotional first episode of the new season.     Episode two features more emotional stories of heartbreak, separation and… Read more

Have Your Tissues at the Ready! The New Series of Long Lost Family is Here.

Posted on July 10, 2014 in Long Lost Family, United Kingdom

Monday the 14th July sees the return of the BAFTA award winning show Long Lost Family. The show traces and reunites families who have been separated for most of their lives. In what is often an emotional and moving journey, Long Lost Family explores the background of each family’s separation and why it occurred. Many… Read more