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.
An emotional roller coaster of family history awaited the actor when he appeared on BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? as he discovered a rogue one in his family tree
Funny man Greg Davies explored his Welsh roots and reflected on the nature of father/son relationships when he received the WDYTYA? treatment. Here's how he went about it
Family lore has it that George was so heavily in debt by 1870 that he and his entire family fled England and headed toward Galveston, Texas…they would go on to achieve a level of success they probably never imagined possible when they stepped on the boat for Galveston
The actor's great grandfather abandoned his wife and child in England and fled down under
History repeats itself in the famous thespian's family tree
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.
The story, pieced together from our records, of how a small town Australian became one of the world's most famous voices of the nineteenth century
I finally knocked down one of those pesky brick walls thanks to Findmypast's tree hints!
The first few steps can be tricky, but persevere and researching your family history could be one of the most rewarding things you ever do