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Famous family trees: Miranda Hart ›

20 November, 2012

Here’s the latest post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, investigates the family histories of the famous, both living and dead. This month Roy delves into TV star Miranda Hart’s family tree. She’s over six feet tall, very funny and falls flat on her face a lot in her… Read more ›

Ask the expert – advice for beginners ›

25 October, 2012

Our resident expert Stephen Rigden, pictured below, answers your queries. From Barbara Humphry: ‘I have held back from paying a subscription as the one time I had one, I kept finding myself blocked from going any further through my ignorance of how to go about the next move. I was born in 1928 so computers were not part of my… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Gabby Logan ›

19 October, 2012

Welcome to the latest post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time Roy explores the past of TV sports presenter Gabby Logan. Gabby Logan, Britain’s best-known female TV… Read more ›

View the 1911 census for free on findmypast.co.uk ›

18 October, 2012

We know how important the 1911 census is for anyone tracing their family tree, so we’re giving you free access! Until 18 November 2012, view a 1911 census transcript for free on findmypast.co.uk – this usually costs 10 credits. We’ve also lowered the cost of viewing an original 1911 census image – you’ll pay just 5 credits instead of 30.… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Colin Dexter ›

26 September, 2012

Welcome to the latest post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This month, Roy digs out his magnifying glass to explore Inspector Morse creator Colin Dexter’s family history. This,… Read more ›

Ask the expert – traveller ancestors? ›

25 September, 2012

Our resident expert Stephen Rigden, pictured below, answers your queries. From Royston E Herbert: ‘My grandfather Ernest Matthew Herbert died in 1925 and was married to Annie Elizabeth Herbert, nee Franklin. Their children were as follows: Ernest Edward, Walter, Henry (died young), Rhoda and Jack. I believe Ernest Matthew was born in Hendon, Middlesex and his father’s name was Matthew.… Read more ›

Ask the expert – certificate mystery ›

29 August, 2012

Our resident expert Stephen Rigden, pictured below, answers your queries. From Maureen Simm: ‘William Henry Brown 1862-1938 married Frances Hannah Kinsey on 13 May 1884 in Leicestershire. My problem is that under father’s name on the certificate all it says is ‘Dead’ – very frustrating with a name like Brown. In the 1881 census he was boarding with Thomas Kinsey,… Read more ›

Famous family trees: John Craven ›

15 August, 2012

Welcome to the latest post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time, Roy delves into TV presenter John Craven’s past. We’ve never met but I feel a kind… Read more ›

Ask the expert – nurse child ›

24 July, 2012

Our resident expert Stephen Rigden, pictured below, answers your queries. From Anne Francis: ‘In the 1911 census I have found my grandmother Mary Jackson, born on 20 September 1893. She had two brothers, Thomas and Georgie, and one sister, Margaret, that had never been mentioned in the family. Unfortunately I have mislaid the list but there was Joseph, Annie (who… Read more ›

Ask the expert – WWI ancestor? ›

24 July, 2012

Our resident military expert Paul Nixon, pictured below, offers advice on how to solve your military family history mysteries. From Alan Theobald: ‘I have been trying to find any records of my paternal grandfather’s army service for several years, without success, and would be grateful for any advice you can offer. He was James Theobald, born in 1870, died in… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Victoria Pendleton ›

9 July, 2012

Welcome to the fifth post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time, Roy researches Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton’s family tree. The world is coming to London for the… Read more ›

Famous family trees: Simon Cowell ›

8 June, 2012

Welcome to the fourth post in our series of blogs exploring the family trees of the famous. Experienced family historian, Roy Stockdill, takes us on a journey through time as he investigates the family history of the famous, both living and dead. This time, Roy takes a look at Simon Cowell’s family tree. Love him or loathe him – and… Read more ›