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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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Half of Britons do not speak to a family member

Published in Genes News on 25 Jun 2013 11:36 : 2 comments : 6213 views

  • Over 26 million Brits have fallen out with a family member
  • The most common disputes occur between siblings and can last 10 years
  • Main reasons for falling out include money, jealousy and choice of partner

115 year old family recipe winner!

Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 25 Jun 2013 09:12 : 0 comments : 395 views

And the winning recipe is ... Fillet of Sole a La Pagons (Serves 4)

Researching before 1837 - by our guest blogger David Annal

Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 7 Jun 2013 17:23 : 1 comment : 3877 views

As we follow our roots further and further back into the past we will inevitably reach a point where we lose the support of our safety net and are forced to continue our quest without the familiar, reassuring assistance of birth, marriage and death certificates and census returns.

Saying thank you to our members

Published in Genes News on 7 Jun 2013 16:58 : 5 comments : 583 views

We are sponsoring TV show Long Lost Family for the third time running this year. The show will start on the 17th June on ITV at 9pm, and run for eight weeks. We are likely to see more activity on the community boards whilst the series is running, in particular the Finding Ancestors and Finding Living Relatives board. For those of you that frequently help other members on this board, we want to make sure that your time is rewarded and we want your views on the best way to do this.

“She sells seashells on the seashore”

Published in Genes News on 21 May 2013 09:04 : 0 comments : 1412 views

Mary Anning was one of the best known scientific minds of the 19th Century, but her work, which inspired Charles Darwin and a host of his colleagues, went largely unrecognised during her own lifetime. Anning's discoveries fundamentally changed scientific thinking and the Royal Society described her achievements as "paving the way for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution". Her work was respected by some of the finest scientific minds and Charles Dickens wrote of her "deserved reputation". But it was not until 2009 that they Royal Society named her as one of the ten most influential women in the history of science.

Why aren't online records more accurate?

Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 10 May 2013 14:34 : 0 comments : 7925 views

By Peter Christian, author of The Genealogist's Internet (Fully revised 5th edition out now from Bloomsbury £16.99) If you've spent any time using online resources to explore your family tree, you will almost certainly have come across information that seems to be wrong. And while you try to think all the ways in which your surname could have become mangled, you undoubtedly ask yourself: why isn't this material more accurate?

Royalty on the River

Published in Genes News on 24 Apr 2013 14:45 : 5 comments : 737 views

Top 10 London Black Cab Facts

Published in Genes News on 19 Apr 2013 11:40 : 0 comments : 946 views

As voted for by you! View our latest You Tube video on London Black Cabs. Did you know that all black cabs have to be high enough to accommodate a passenger wearing a bowler hat?

The world's oldest bike shop...

Published in Genes News on 16 Apr 2013 10:00 : 0 comments : 660 views

Our latest video looks at the history behind Pearson Cycles, the world’s oldest bike shop. The shop has been in the Pearson family for five generations since 1860.

Watch their fascinating story now: