DNA testing is increasingly being used in family history to help solve mysteries and fill in gaps where the paper trail has run out. Chris Pomery looks at how we can use our genealogical data today and what the future holds
We introduce the different tests available
Kim Fleet takes us through the essential steps for establishing a warm, welcoming society where fellow family tree researchers and historians can meet and share ideas
Extremes of weather have deeply affected our ancestors' lives over the centuries
Newly digitised records of next-of-kin claims for unpaid Royal Navy pensions reveal valuable details of officers and civilian employees and their family relationships
In a new mini-series, fashion historian Jayne Shrimpton analyses the working dress of our ancestors, starting with agricultural workers
Nineteenth-century attitudes towards poverty brought about a harsh regime for dealing with London's many destitute families. Natalie Conboy discovered what life in the workhouse meant for her ancestor
Nick Barratt asks the question, "Who Owns the past?"
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