December 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 Royal Scandal - 22nd December 2011


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 28 Dec 2011 16:50 : find my past tv : 3 comments : 2684 views

Last Thursday saw the last in the series of Find My Past, and what an episode it was.


British Newspaper Archive


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 20 Dec 2011 10:35 : british newspaper archive : 13 comments : 3007 views

We are very pleased and proud to announce that you can now access the British Newspaper Archive on Genes Reunited. This is unlike any other data set available online, and will give you an insight into what was going on in the world whilst your ancestors were alive. View articles written at the time of key events in history, such as the breaking news of the sinking of the Titanic, or the reports following the grisly murders of Jack the Ripper.


Find My Past: Shot at Dawn – 1st December 2011


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 5 Dec 2011 16:52 : find my past tv : 4 comments : 2170 views

During World War One, 306 British Soldiers were sentenced to death for cowardice or desertion. These men were taken out, tied to a post, and shot at dawn by their own side. Today it is believed that many of them were suffering from shell shock and in 2006 all of them were officially pardoned by the Government.