Posted by 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 same shifting social trends.

At this stage, they’d like to hear the stories of people who were born on 10th May 1946. So if you, or someone you know, has this birth date please email with your contact details and they’ll be in touch for a chat.


Anne Long 

just got really pissed off at the fact I had to pay to access??? information for my family. Bearing in mind I have not spoken to mine for reasons I would prefer to keep to myself, that fact that I thought I may be able to find out who I was related to was a real bonus. However, Even though I choose not to speak to my family, and that fact is reciprocated, I find the idea of paying to find out about them slightly abhorrent…..ok, I want to know who my ancestors are but am not in a position to ask. therefore, haveing to pay for this service grates slightly, and I do not wish to waste my money!!!! ?????

6 July 2011 at 10:11 pm
Andy Hatchett 

Annie Re: #1

Whatever led you to believe that Ancestry would be a free service to begin with??

Not matter where you get the info, if you are going to deal with actual documents then you are going to pay for them… and actual documents are the only *real* way to do genealogy.

8 July 2011 at 2:01 am
Mike Betton 

Annie Long Re: #1

You gotta be kidding!! Just because you find yourself in the UNIQUE position of not speaking to the family (for whatever reasons), that you believe you should be able to freely access the information via ancestry or any other website like findmypast or whatever?!! Are you having a laugh or did I miss April the 1st?!!

I’m in a position where my father was adopted as a baby, no-one told him he was adopted until he was in his 50’s, by then everyone had passed away. When my father came to terms with his adoption he asked his adopted parents the obvious questions but they refused point blank to answer them. I have been lucky and managed to get so much information in other ways but thanks to a A PAID SUBSCRIPTION with Ancestry I was able to backup the information I have found.

Just think on, at least you have the facility to still speak with your relatives, even if YOU choose not to, be thankful for this most people don’t have the luxury. To be really honest I find you and your language ‘abhorrent’ and that you think you shouldn’t have to pay for this great service a complete disgrace.

10 July 2011 at 5:11 pm
Chris Spensley 

Welcome to the real world. In it we have to juggle our wants with out ability to pay. I do not understand the attitude that because someone wants something, it should be provided free of charge by somebody else. Do you work, and are you paid for that work? If the answer is yes, then you do not provide your services for nothing, so why should others. If the answer is no, then you might try volunteering to transcribe records for the benefit of others in your free time, and thereby compensate for any benefits you are in receipt of from the UK taxpayers.

13 July 2011 at 10:43 pm

Blimey, what an attitude. It all sounds a bit ‘me, me, me!’

How do you think all this information became available? It COSTS to collate the information in the first place, then someone has to transcribe it all, set up the webpages to make it easily available to the masses. Some people give of their time freely and that’s cool but its also jobs for folk and those folk need paying.

Stop whining.

20 July 2011 at 8:32 am