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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.

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Getting started with your family history


Published in Genes News on 9 Jan 2013 15:55 : beginner family history guide genealogy getting started : 2 comments : 1133 views

We've all had to start our research at some point and we know just how tricky it can be. BMDs, Census records, ancestors, descendants, pedigree - there's just so much to take in!


Scottish records now on Genes Reunited


Published in Genes News on 20 Dec 2012 16:12 : scottish census : 19 comments : 5764 views

We are extremely excited here in the office today as we have just added Scottish records to the site. We have the Scottish census collection from 1841 right the way through to 1901. So, for those of you with Scottish ancestry you can now start filling in the gaps.


Gift Subscriptions Now Available


Published in Genes News on 14 Dec 2012 09:55 : 1 comment : 1055 views

We are pleased to announce that you can now purchase gift subscriptions for all of your family history friends. 


Christmas has arrived at Genes


Published in Genes News on 14 Dec 2012 09:48 : 3 comments : 762 views

With only 11 days left until Christmas, we thought it was about time we added some festivity to the logo. When deciding what Christmassy additions to make this year, we started thinking about what else we have done in the past. There has been Santa hats, falling snow, snowflakes, snowmen and holly. This year we've gone with baubles. Post your suggestions below for next years festive theme!


Pedigree view now in the tree


Published in Genes News on 12 Dec 2012 14:40 : 10 comments : 1364 views

Today we have added the Pedigree view to the tree. This means you can see the root person plus their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents all on one page. You can see the pedigree view for any person in your tree. Click on a person in your tree and then select Pedigree from the list of views at the top.


Site update 13th November 2012


Published in Genes News on 13 Nov 2012 11:49 : site update : 1 comment : 1155 views

We released a few updates to the site this morning. This included new search options to search all records in a category, such as all BMD or all Census records, and also links from My Contacts or Member Details pages to view another member's keepsafe.


Site update 7th November 2012


Published in Genes News on 7 Nov 2012 14:21 : site update : 0 comments : 1489 views

In addition to the new Military records, we included a few other changes to the site. These included:


New military records released


Published in Genes News on 6 Nov 2012 09:42 : military records : 4 comments : 2444 views

We are very excited to announce the launch of thousands of new military records on Genes Reunited this week. This release, which coincides aptly with Remembrance Sunday, will allow you to search thousands more military records to see if any of your ancestor fought for their country or played a part in any historical battles.From the Harold Gillies records, recording soldiers treated by the pioneering plastic surgeon Dr Gillies during WW1 to Military Nurses, the collection of records is now so varied, you’re bound to discover a member of your family who served as part of the army.