Before the start of WW1, the British Army comprised of approximately 700,000 men of which 250,000 were regulars, 250,000 territorials and 200,000 reservists. By the end of WW1, it’s estimated that 8.7 million men and women had served in the British Army. So, the chances of you having an ancestor who served in WW1 is … Continue reading How to Research a WW1 Soldier
Did you see last night's DNA Journey on ITV with Martin and Roman Kemp? If not, then I urge you to have a watch if you can on catch up, it's brilliant. The programme really got me thinking about lots of different aspects of my tree and the whole DNA journey itself and also the … Continue reading TV ‘Gold’
Let me introduce a guest blog from lifestyle blogger John Adams. History is a controversial subject. Some find it fascinating, given that it reveals so much about the past that it vital to our existence. Some prefer to live in the moment and consider history frivolous, as it is something that cannot be changed. Most … Continue reading Guidelines for Finding your Family Tree
This is the 12th in my series of blogs that recounts the wonderful lives of my 2 x Great Grandparents, so sit back pour yourself a drink and see how much I struggled to untangle the mysteries of Elizabeth Bishop and her family. Elizabeth was one of those difficult and frustrating Ancestors to research and … Continue reading Are you a Bishop or a King?