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.
As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.
In addition to the new Military records, we included a few other changes to the site. These included:
We are very excited to announce the launch of thousands of new military records on Genes Reunited this week. This release, which coincides aptly with Remembrance Sunday, will allow you to search thousands more military records to see if any of your ancestor fought for their country or played a part in any historical battles.From the Harold Gillies records, recording soldiers treated by the pioneering plastic surgeon Dr Gillies during WW1 to Military Nurses, the collection of records is now so varied, you’re bound to discover a member of your family who served as part of the army.
Over the last few years, content tagging has become more and more common on the web due to social networking, photograph sharing and book-marking sites. Tagging is known by a few different names, such as content tagging, collaborative tagging and social tagging. In general tagging can be defined as the practice of creating and managing labels (or “tags”) that categorize content using simple keywords.
We asked you to tell us your spooky stories for the chance to win Women in Black goodies and theatre tickets. Thank you to everyone who entered, we thoroughly enjoyed reading your tales! We hope you enjoy reading a few of our favourites...
In this blog, I will provide a guide to the two exciting new features we have added to the Genes Reunited website today which will help you better organise your family history research, photos, scans and saved records, as well as share your photos with other members and family through your Keepsafe, and see the relatives from your tree in a completely different way with Relative Profiles.
This week's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Followed Annie Lennox's journey into her past where she discovered poverty, illegitimacy and royalty connections in her paternal family line whilst learning the truth about some family myths.
This week's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? follows actress Alex Kingston as she researches her father's family and discovers a photographer war hero and a remarkable woman living in the 19th Century.
This week's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? followed actor Sir Patrick Stewart on an emotional journey where he uncovers previously unknown information on his father and the role he played during WW2.
If you missed the second episode of Who Do You Think You Are, you missed an emotional one. Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace sets out to discover more about who his ancestors were. The story started off in Plymouth where he hopes to find clues to solve a long standing family mystery about the whereabouts of his great grandfather Henry Springett, who allegedly abandoned his family. After talking with his mother, it comes as a nice surprise to Gregg that Henry was a greengrocer by trade just like him.
The first episode of Who Do You Think You Are certainly didn't disappoint us this week. It was the story of EastEnders actress Samantha Womack (nee Janus). We did wonder if her story might be as exciting as a soap opera, and it certainly didn't disappoint us. It started with her talking very emotionally about her father's suicide. She thought that learning more about his family might give her clues as to why he took his own life. That's often the way with family history isn't it? There will be some trigger that starts off your curiosity.