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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 : 2686 views

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


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 : 2183 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.


Find My Past: Jack the Ripper – 24th November 2011


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 25 Nov 2011 11:03 : find my past tv : 0 comments : 1985 views

This week Find My Past reunited three people whose ancestors were all linked in some way to Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper was the name given to the unknown serial killer who brutally murdered 5 prostitutes in the Whitechapel area of East London in 1888.


Find My Past: Mutiny on the Bounty – 17th November 2011


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 18 Nov 2011 15:14 : find my past tv : 1 comment : 1791 views

This week's episode of Find My Past focused on the Mutiny that occurred on board HMS Bounty on 28th April 1789.


Find My Past: D Day – 10th November 2011


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 16 Nov 2011 16:04 : find my past tv : 2 comments : 1577 views

The latest episode of the Find My Past TV Show featured the D-Day invasion. The show uncovered British troops on their way to Normandy to take part in the D-Day landings.


Find My Past: The Battle of Britain – 3rd November 2011


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 4 Nov 2011 13:18 : find my past tv : 1 comment : 1522 views

The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces. From July 1940 coastal shipping convoys and shipping centres were the main targets until the Luftwaffe shifted its attacks to RAF airfields and infrastructure. As the battle progressed the Luftwaffe also targeted aircraft factories and ground infrastructure.


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 : 1631 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 : 2919 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.