Genes Reunited Blog
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- 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.
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The British Newspaper Archive
Read about historical events at the time they were happening. Perhaps you'll discover your ancestor in their local newspaper?
The next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? will delve into the family history of Bee Gees singer, Robin Gibb. We think they will focus on Mathew Gibb, a decorated soldier and Robin’s paternal great- grandfather. Not wanting to spoil any surprises in the show (that would be a tragedy) we have looked into the early life of Robin Gibb.
Robin Gibb was born on the Isle of Man in 1949 to Hugh and Barbara Gibb. Robin and his twin, Maurice were the youngest in the family, with two older brothers, Barry and Andrew, and one older sister, Lesley. The family moved to Manchester in the 1950s and then onto Australia.
We found the voyage of the Gibb family on the Passenger records. On the 5th August 1958 they travelled from Southampton to Sydney, Australia on a ship called M/V Fairsea.
His family then settled in Brisbane where the brothers, Robin, Maurice and Barry continued to sing. In 1967 they returned to England where their music careers flourished and the Bee Gees became very successful.
We are really looking forward to the show to see what surprises are uncovered! Don’t forget it’s on this Wednesday on BBC at 9:00pm. Our team will be on facebook and twitter as the show goes out so make sure you join in the conversation!