Postcard Posers – July

Posted by Kelly on 20 July 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  Hint: there’s a train station on the right side of the image but we’ve removed the name for obvious reasons! For those who are new to this feature on our blog, every month we share a postcard-style photo taken somewhere in the UK. It could… Read more

The story behind Weston’s Family History Fair

Posted by on 20 July 2011 in Guest Bloggers

By Bob Steed, Treasurer of the South West Area Group of Family History Societies’ Fair  The South West Family History Fair recently took place at the Winter Gardens in Weston super Mare, Somerset. This Fair is held every two years and started in 1997.  So why Weston? Why bother to organise such an event?  Is it… Read more

FamilyTreeMaker.com Gets a New Look

Posted by Charlene Chen on 12 July 2011 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) If you haven’t visited FamilyTreeMaker.com recently, it’s time to take another look. Recently, Family Tree Maker launched its newly redesigned website with simplified navigation and more features to help you find answers to your questions. Here are a few highlights: A tour of the software shows some of… Read more

Were you born on 10th May 1946? ITV1 want to hear from you!

Posted by Russell James on 6 July 2011 in General

ITV1 are developing a brand new series exploring the lives of people who were all born in Britain on exactly the same day. In this exciting programme, they’ll look at social history through the lens of people’s personal stories; people who all share the same birthdates, grew up under the same governments, and experienced the… Read more

FREE National Probate Calendar, until 8th July!

Posted by Russell James on 1 July 2011 in General, Record Collections

That’s right, for one week from today you can find your family fortunes in the most important probate collection online, without paying a penny! We’ve made our exclusive National Probate Calendar, 1861-1941, completely free to everybody until July 8th. You can search the indexes to see where and when your ancestors died, see the original… Read more