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William Shakespeare's birthday is celebrated every April in Stratford-upon-Avon, his birthplace, with a costumed parade. He was baptised on 26 April, and is thought to have been born on or near 23 April.


Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Edward Embry was a senior Royal Air Force commander and Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command from 1949 to 1953. From 26 May 1940 when his plane was shot down over Saint-Omer Embry's life became an incredible series of escapes and recaptures. 


With Lizzie Yarnold’s gold medal in the skeleton and Jenny Jones’ bronze medal in slope style snowboarding, Sochi 2014 has seen the nation’s best performance at the Winter Olympics in 78 years.


There is no better excuse than Valentine’s Day to start exploring our Marriage records. They are an invaluable tool when it comes to uncovering details about the lives of your ancestors.


This month marks the 200th anniversary of the last Thames Ice Fair.  Held on the frozen waters of the River Thames between late January and late February, they occurred every year when the ice was thick enough. The first fair was held in 1608 and was so successful they were held year the river froze until 1814.


Heartfelt poems from bereaved WW1 families


Published in Genes News on 3 Dec 2013 11:14 : wwi world war one ww1 in memoriam poems genes reunited : 0 comments : 571 views

Touching tributes written by families for their loved ones killed during WW1 have revealed the devastating impact the war had on family life in Britain and the importance of religion for people.


Touching tributes written by families for their loved ones killed during WW1 have revealed the devastating impact the war had on family life in Britain and the importance of religion for people.


Finding Living Relatives


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 8 May 2012 10:26 : genes reunited boards living relatives : 25 comments : 3455 views

Family history isn't just about finding your ancestors. For some of you it can be about reuniting with your living relatives. We have put together a short guide on how Genes Reunited can help you find your family.


Technical Update - 21st September 2011


Published in Phil Moir's Blog on 11 Oct 2011 11:12 : technical genes reunited : 0 comments : 1906 views

The last release was performed on 21st September 2011, but am afraid with a few days off sick, and progress being made on the next release, I forgot to post an update of what was included in the last release.