October 2010 - Genes Reunited Blog

Top tip - Genes Reunited blogs

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.

Hi there, my name is Katie and I am Product Executive for Genes Reunited. Last Thursday, along with Rhoda, head of Genes Reunited, I caught an ealry Aer Lingus flight and headed over to Dublin to attend the 'Back To Our Past' exhibition. Rhoda and I were both pretty nervous having never taken part in an exhibition before, we didn't know what to expect or what the reaction to Genes Reunited was going to be like.


Graduating with a £30,000 debt! Is it worth it?


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 14 Oct 2010 17:00 : education : 0 comments : 450 views

Hi I'm Nikki, Marketing Executive at Genes Reunited.


Child benefit - facts and figures


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 5 Oct 2010 17:00 : 0 comments : 356 views

I'm Estelle and I am the product assistant for Genes Reunited. I am a mother of two and work full-time here at Genes. I was very interested to read in the news this week that the chancellor George Osborne will be axing child benefit in 2013 for any families where one of the parents pays the higher tax rate of 40%. In other words, anyone earning over roughly £43,875 will no longer receive it. Rather controversially, if both parents work but neither is a higher rate tax payer they will still be entitled to the money. So, you could have two parents with a joint income of £80,000 who'll still be receiving their child benefit.