Genes Reunited Blog
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.
The British Newspaper Archive
Read about historical events at the time they were happening. Perhaps you'll discover your ancestor in their local newspaper?
We're all big fans of Call the Midwife here in the Genes office, and were very sad that last night saw the last episode of the second series. However, our latest family story featured on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/genesreunited, might get you through another week without a new episode.
Jo Watson has been kind enough to share her story with us. Her great grandmother was a midwife in the 1900's, her grandmother worked at a maternity hospital making uniforms and nightdresses for the midwives and babies, her mother was a nurse, and keeping up with the tradition, Jo herself has been a midwife for over 25 years.
Jo's great grandmother used to visit her patients on a push-bike, and leave a note on her front door with her route incase any expectant mothers or fathers should need to find her! Hear Jo tell this story and more by watching our latest video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0M8jtu8FTM&list=PL2_cMFR6oatCpJMQF4GSjXG0TRX-CCcWN&index=1