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Discoveries How I Found Out I'm Descended From Royalty

I'm not sure how I feel about being a descendant of King Henry I of England, I suppose it depends on what kind of person he was. You've helped me get excited to learn so much more. Not just about King Henry, Samuel and my other Appleton ancestors, but about the many other lines of my family.

Discoveries Tom Hardy's Wayward Ancestor

We have uncovered records detailing the rather colourful life of actor Tom Hardy's great-great grandfather, Edward Joseph Egmore, who travelled to Australia in 1884 after abandoning his wife and child (Tom's great grandfather) in the UK

Our records My Favourite Findmypast Records...

The newspaper archive is my favourite because I have actors in my family tree. The only way to find them is to search the newspapers for reviews and then go through all the possible variations of the surnames they might be using in the area given for the dates. I have found so much about them simply through this archive.

Discoveries My Ancestor Founded a Town In America

Since I knew I had an ancestor from Lincolnshire, England, I searched through the marriages to find his marriage to Anna Stevenson. They were my 8th great grandparents… William and his wife are said to be buried in the Founder's Cemetery called Wequetequock Cemetery in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. There is a monument erected there for the four founders of Stonington. I am descended from all four men.