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Welcome to the new Genes Reunited blog!

  • We regularly add blogs covering a variety of topics. You can add your own comments at the bottom.
  • The Genes Reunited Team will be writing blogs and keeping you up to date with changes happening on the site.
  • In the future we hope to have guest bloggers that will be able to give you tips and advice as to how to trace your family history.
  • The blogs will have various privacy settings, so that you can choose who you share your blog with.

The British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

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Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE – Friday, day 1


Published in Genes News on 5 Mar 2013 17:02 : 0 comments : 1218 views

Last week, we were at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE - team members at Genes have written about their experiences of the event.


Dave and John's story on YouTube


Published in Genes News on 26 Feb 2013 11:51 : 1 comment : 946 views

We have just added 2 lovely new videos to our YouTube channel.


Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE – Thursday night set up


Published in Genes News on 22 Feb 2013 10:39 : 0 comments : 1176 views

Last night a few members of the Genes Reunited Team headed over to Olympia for the set up of our stand for Who Do You Think You Are? Live.  WDYTYA is the biggest family history event in the world! As it’s so large, it takes months of work to design, create and organise the event, we started planning in October 2012, so it’s a fantastic feeling to finally see it all come together.


Tree Update


Published in Genes News on 20 Feb 2013 14:19 : 3 comments : 790 views

Just a very quick update to let you know that the Family Tree now shows the middle name of your relations, or an initial when the full name will not fit. We know this is something a lot of people have asked for, so we hope you find it useful. 


Susanne's Hot Tips


Published in Genes News on 19 Feb 2013 10:06 : 2 comments : 1011 views

Some of you may know Susanne from the boards. She welcomed our talented production crew in to her home, and shared her top tips and advice on camera. She will be back in a number of other videos, and we are looking for more Genes Reunited members to feature in similar films. Whether you have advice you would like to share, or an amazing family story to tell, get in touch if you would like to be the star of our next video.


Who Do You Think You Are live - 22nd to 24th February 2013


Published in Genes News on 18 Feb 2013 14:17 : 0 comments : 994 views

We can't believe that it's that time of year again already! This weekend sees the Who Do You Think You Are live show taking place from Friday the 22nd February to Sunday the 24th at Olympia in London. And we are going to be there!


Every family has a story... what’s yours?


Published in Genes News on 14 Feb 2013 14:38 : 1 comment : 1524 views

Every family has a story... what’s yours?


Carly Butler traces her grandmother's footsteps


Published in Genes News on 13 Feb 2013 16:38 : 1 comment : 982 views

Carly Butler is embarking on an epic journey to trace her grandmother's footsetps from England to Canada. 


Genes Reunited You Tube channel


Published in Genes News on 4 Feb 2013 11:57 : 0 comments : 1038 views

We are very proud to announce the launch of the Genes Reunited YouTube channel:


Printable family tree charts


Published in Genes News on 23 Jan 2013 13:57 : print printable charts : 15 comments : 3607 views

Here on Genes Reunited you probably already know that you can build your tree for free and hopefully you have been adding names to it as you have been researching your family history. Sometimes, though, it is good to just sit down and write it all down the old-fashioned way.