Archives across the country open their doors

Posted in For Family Historians, For Relatives

decoration

Explore Your Archive week (10-16 November 2014) is a nationwide celebration of archives and a chance for local communities to discover the treasures on their doorstep.

Read more

Tracing your railway ancestors

Posted in For Family Historians, For Relatives

decoration

Dr Di Drummond is Reader in Modern History at Leeds Trinity University and a leading expert on Britain's railway history. In this interview she discusses her most recent book, Tracing your Railway Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians.

Read more

Behind the scenes at WDYTYA?

Posted in For Family Historians, For Relatives, For Solicitors

decoration

Anglia Research’s Eileen Butcher – who appears in the latest episode of Who Do You Think You Are? – offers us a glimpse behind the scenes of the BBC’s showcase genealogy programme.

Read more

Mothers on marriage certificates - a genealogist’s point of view

Posted in For Family Historians, For Relatives

decoration

Today the Prime Minister announced that he has instructed the Home Office to allow mothers' names to appear on English and Welsh marriage certificates. The issue of those missing mothers’ names has been a genealogist’s gripe for many years. In this interview, Peter Turvey explains why it matters for family history and particularly for probate research.

Read more

Bringing families back together

Posted in For Family Historians, For Relatives

decoration

Most people are aware that the job of a probate researcher involves finding the living relatives of someone who has died without a will and ensuring they get their rightful inheritance. But for staff at Anglia Research there’s another, less publicised, aspect to their work – and it has nothing to do with heirs and the money they may receive. In this interview, Sue Jackson and Hannah Cutts explain what makes their work so rewarding.

Read more