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Start Your Family Tree Week: 26 December-1 January

3 December, 2010

The Christmas period is one of the most popular times of the year for people to research their family history. With the family gathered around for the festivities, it’s the perfect time to quiz the older generations on what they remember about the family, and get the youngsters inspired too.

That’s why is launching Start Your Family Tree Week this Christmas. From 26 December to 1 January make sure you visit for a week of fantastic special offers and guides to help you start your family tree. Make the most of your time off to get down to some serious research.

Every day during Start Your Family Tree Week there will be some very special offers available on, including:

  • A getting started guide
  • Easy to download family tree charts
  • A guide to interviewing your relatives
  • Help with getting your relatives online
  • Competitions and prize draws
  • Discounts and free trials
  • Tips and advice
  • Free downloadable family history tools and software

A festive family history challenge you won’t want to miss

We’re also setting you a festive challenge during Start Your Family Tree Week. Each day on’s blog, we’ll post a competition question for you to answer. Make sure you visit the blog every day – you’ll need to answer all the questions correctly to be in with a chance of winning our prizes.

We have a huge Christmas hamper full of amazing prizes to give away, including:

Your family history researched by a professional genealogist, tickets to Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE show in February 2011, subscriptions to BBC WDYTYA magazine and Your Family Tree magazine, scanners, family history books and subscriptions to

Keep an eye on our blog for details of how to enter the challenge coming soon.

Other websites taking part in Start Your Family Tree Week are:, Eneclann,, and

Supporting Start Your Family Tree Week are: the Society of Genealogists, the Federation of Family History Societies, Pen and Sword Books, BBC Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, Your Family Tree magazine and Family Tree Magazine.

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