June 2012 - Genes Reunited Blog

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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.

Recommended Genealogy Books

Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 20 Jun 2012 19:02 : books : 3 comments : 5323 views

As we all know, Family History is a very addictive hobby. However, it can be really confusing when you start out. There's so much information out there, but you just don't know where to go, what to do or who to ask. Even for the experts, there'll often be something that you are unsure about. We have gone back to basics and stepped away from the computer. We asked some of the family history experts we know to come up with a list of 10 useful books to help you with your family history. From beginners to experts, we've got something for you all.

Long Lost Family – Series 2 Episode 7

Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 1 Jun 2012 15:38 : long lost family tv : 0 comments : 4227 views

Last night we saw the last episode in the series of Long Lost Family and what an emotional one it was. Firstly we heard the story of James, who found out the person he believed to be his real dad was actually only his mum's boyfriend. He always wondered why he had a different surname to his dad and that's when alarm bells started ringing. When his dad left home and split up from him mum, that's when unanswered questions needed answers.


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 1 Jun 2012 15:26 : jubilee : 0 comments : 2113 views

I've been scouring through lots of old news this week, to show everyone what great things you can uncover in the British Newspaper Archive on the site. As the Queen's Jubilee is fast approaching, I thought it would be a nice idea to search for all things Jubilee and royalty. From Jubilee named horses winning races, a newly built royal train, to Diamond Jubilee unique souvenirs and gifts, here's what I found: