Trying to discover who you are and what you share with your ancestors?

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Do you come from a long line of redheads? Are you part of a blue eyed blonde haired family? Maybe you come from a long line of butchers or blacksmiths? To truly understand who you are, it helps to know where you have come from. Genes Reunited can help you journey into the past to find out - it’s an exciting journey but can be a bit of a daunting task, so we’ve got everything to get you started. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find you’re descended from royalty!

What to do now:

  • Step 1:Download our free eBook - It's packed full of information about getting started and where to go next.
  • Step 2:Use our Quick Family Finder – Start your family tree with help from our automated step by step process. Just add some basic details about your family, and we can guide you through our historical records and try to take you back to your ancestors in the 1911 census.
  • Step 3:Search records - Try hunting for your ancestors in our birth, marriage and death records and learn vital information that will help you in your search. You can then move on to the census records where you will see your ancestor's own handwriting from 1911!
  • Step 4:Photos - There’s nothing more exciting than finding a photo of an ancestor or relative you’ve never seen before. Be sure to search our Photos and Media section to see if anyone has added photos of your family.
  • Step 5:Community Boards - Post a question on our community boards dedicated to helping you find your ancestors. Get tips and advice from knowledgeable and friendly members who are happy to answer your questions.

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