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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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Royalty on the River


Published in Genes News on 24 Apr 2013 14:45 : 5 comments : 794 views

Top 10 London Black Cab Facts


Published in Genes News on 19 Apr 2013 11:40 : 0 comments : 1101 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 : 706 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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NctZWkt_Vxo


Baroness Margaret Thatcher dies aged 87


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 9 Apr 2013 13:05 : 0 comments : 484 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 : 2180 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 : 885 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 : 585 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 : 1628 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 : 1471 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.