Learn the basics you'll need to get started on your own research, from drawing up your family tree to exploring the archives.
- What's In a Name: Your Link to the Past
- Before you start your family tree
- Getting started on your family tree
- Construct your family tree
- To Pay or Not To Pay: Genealogy websites
- Record Sheets
- Working in Archives
- Researching Military Records
Mastered the basics? Learn how to overcome frustrating dead ends and take on specialist and international research.
Nick Hewer discovers how his family's fortunes were shaped by the English Civil War
Nigel Havers' roots prove very different from his usual upper class roles
Actress Una Stubbs sets out to discover the story of her paternal grandparents
Radio 4 series exploring the practice of researching family history
Scots herring girls' annual invasion of England
How Henry VIII's sister helped forge modern Britain
The Knight of the Realm hanged for treason BBC News
Is there a hidden meaning behind The Tiger Who Came To Tea? BBC News
What's revealed by these travel adventures from the past?