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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.

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Baroness Margaret Thatcher dies aged 87


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 9 Apr 2013 13:05 : 0 comments : 455 views

Baroness margaret Thatcher died yesterday at the age of 87. She was the first ever female Prime Minister in Britain and her time in office was marked by controversial policies that divided the nation. 


Preserving your photographic memories


Published in Guest Blog on 5 Apr 2013 07:23 : photographs keepsafe richard haines : 2 comments : 1953 views

If you're a regular user of Genes Reunited, you may already have investigated our Keepsafe feature, which allows you to upload treasured family photographs and documents. It's a great way to ensure your digital legacy – a carefully curated and preserved archive that you can share with your family. But what about all those old photos that you keep meaning to scan in, but just haven't had the chance? Photos, like any archive material, can degrade over the years – have you checked on those shoeboxes and old albums recently?


Hear all about Britain's oldest family business


Published in Genes News on 28 Mar 2013 11:35 : 0 comments : 829 views

Richard Balson's family have been running a butchers in Bridport since 1535 - the time of King Henry VIII. That make it Britain's oldest business.


The Real 'Call the Midwife'!


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 11 Mar 2013 16:44 : 0 comments : 553 views

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. 


Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE – Saturday, day 2


Published in Genes News on 6 Mar 2013 09:35 : 0 comments : 1358 views

Last week, we were at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE - team members at Genes have written about their experiences of the event. Rachel tells us all about Saturday.


Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE – Friday, day 1


Published in Genes News on 5 Mar 2013 17:02 : 0 comments : 1211 views

Last week, we were at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE - team members at Genes have written about their experiences of the event.


Getting Started - by our guest blogger David Annal


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 5 Mar 2013 14:42 : 3 comments : 2273 views

Tracing a family’s history; carrying out genealogical research; investigating your family tree: whatever you call it, the moment you decide to set out on the trail, you’re almost certain to find yourself hooked.  Where else will you find a hobby that allows you to become a detective, searching for clues in faded documents written hundreds of years ago? Which other pastime can take you on such an amazing voyage; unravelling mysteries from the past and discovering how your ancestors’ lives were touched by some of the great events from history?


Dave and John's story on YouTube


Published in Genes News on 26 Feb 2013 11:51 : 1 comment : 939 views

We have just added 2 lovely new videos to our YouTube channel.


Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE – Thursday night set up


Published in Genes News on 22 Feb 2013 10:39 : 0 comments : 1167 views

Last night a few members of the Genes Reunited Team headed over to Olympia for the set up of our stand for Who Do You Think You Are? Live.  WDYTYA is the biggest family history event in the world! As it’s so large, it takes months of work to design, create and organise the event, we started planning in October 2012, so it’s a fantastic feeling to finally see it all come together.


Tree Update


Published in Genes News on 20 Feb 2013 14:19 : 3 comments : 789 views

Just a very quick update to let you know that the Family Tree now shows the middle name of your relations, or an initial when the full name will not fit. We know this is something a lot of people have asked for, so we hope you find it useful.