October 2011 - Genes Reunited Blog

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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.

Find My Past: The Titanic – 27th October 2011


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 31 Oct 2011 12:30 : find my past tv : 3 comments : 1629 views

Almost 100 years ago The Titanic set sail from Southampton to New York filled with passengers looking for a new life in America and holiday makers ready for a luxury cruise. The ship was the most luxurious ship ever to be built and public confidence of the ‘almost unsinkable ship' to set sail was split into three passenger categories: First class, Second class, Third class and the ship's crew . All were excited to leave the UK port, encouraged by the excitement that the ship had state of the art communications and was an engineering classic for it's time. Little did any of them on board know that they would be part of the most infamous maritime disaster.


Find My Past - New TV Series on Yesterday Channel


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 21 Oct 2011 15:49 : find my past tv : 1 comment : 2910 views

Last night saw the start of a brand new series called Find My Past. It looks into the family history of three people and links them all to one significant event that took place in the past. Last night the show focussed on the ancestors of David Green, Lara Lawson and Lulu Alexander who all played a part in the evacuation of Dunkirk.


Tracey Emin on Who Do You Think You Are?


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 13 Oct 2011 11:05 : emin who do you think you are : 0 comments : 1556 views

Last night was the final episode of Who Do You Think You Are? and the turn of famous artist Tracey Emin. The programme opens with Tracey discussing how little she knows about her own family history. They start to delve back into Tracey's maternal side and they soon discover some black sheep... Tracey's great grandfather, Henry, was sent to adult prison at just 13 years old.


Who Do You Think You Are? Tracey Emin - Episode 10


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 12 Oct 2011 14:53 : emin who do you think you are : 1 comment : 1826 views

The controversial artist, Tracey Emin, as perhaps befits her personality, character and extraordinary work, has a somewhat colourful ancestry. WDYTYA? will probably concentrate on her unconventional parentage and upbringing in the Kent seaside resort of Margate. Indeed, she has sometimes been referred to in the press as "Mad Tracey from Margate"!


Len Goodman on Who Do You Think You Are?


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 6 Oct 2011 11:49 : goodman who do you think you are : 0 comments : 1716 views

What a great episode of Who Do You Think You Are? last night! It was the turn of Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman to trace his family history.


Who Do You Think You Are? Len Goodman - Episode 9


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 5 Oct 2011 14:08 : goodman who do you think you are : 0 comments : 1527 views

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman delves into his family history on this week's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Will he uncover that dancing runs in his family? Here's a sneak peek at what we've found out.