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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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Getting started with your family history


Published on 9 Jan 2013 15:55 : beginner family history guide genealogy getting started : 2 comments : 2269 views

We've all had to start our research at some point and we know just how tricky it can be. BMDs, Census records, ancestors, descendants, pedigree - there's just so much to take in!

Our Community pages are a mine of useful information. There are plenty of helpful tips on how to get started and if you're stuck then you can always ask a question. We have some very knowledgeable members who are more than happy to help.

If you have just started out in family history then we suggest you take a look at this useful thread which is full of useful tips for beginners.

And if you're not sure how to use something on the site then take a look at our help pages. You're sure to find the answer there.

We hope you enjoy researching your family history. We believe every family has a story and now is the time to discover yours.

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by Elaine on 20 Jan 2013 22:51 :
I have made some mistakes and posted three of the same pages. How do I sort them? Plus I have made mistakes on my research information i can't sort that until I sort my 3 submissions. HELP :-S
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by Genes on 23 Jan 2013 13:48 :
Hi Elaine, please contact our customer support team who will be happy to help you. Their email address is support@genesreunited.co.uk.