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  1. Certificates – Birth

    Certificates are usually the legal document clarifying when a milestone occurs in a person’s life. When they are born, they get a certificate, when they are married, they get a certificate and when they die (you guessed it) they get a certificate. These are important pieces of information as they are all you need to prove that a milestone that you may be unsure about occurred.

    These three certificates usually come in different formats and are sometimes difficult to interpret through ...
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  2. Can you give up with being a genealogist?

    Being a genealogist can take up a lot of your time. As you find out more about your history, it means that you could be one step closer to the end of your journey, right? It is a big decision whether you stop your journey or continue, you feel like you could be running dry and your branches could be at their end. So, do you stop?

    Giving up as a genealogist

    We recommend that you never stop, as genealogy is an adventure that can go on forever, theoretically. Obviously, ...
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  3. Surname Interests

    Surnames are the entire reason as to why you are on your genealogy search. You want to know all about your surname and where you came from, who your ancestors were and what they did to represent the very surname you carry. Sometimes we find information that doesn’t relate to our own surnames, but being the helpful community that we are, all of us on the British Genealogy forum are looking to help anyone with their adventure.

    How to write your Surname for Genealogy

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  4. Dating Photographs

    Despite photographs existing for the past 200 years or so, they still hold great information about your ancestors, even if you didn�t know it! You could have had a photo in your storage somewhere that could unlock an entire new branch, potentially anyway.

    A beautiful aspect of photographs is that they enable you to already narrow the timeline down to the past two hundred years. Now, for the majority who come across a photograph, they will be looking at their family genealogy within ...
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  5. How to best organise Genealogy Information

    Organising all of your genealogy information can become tricky as you start to accumulate more and more data. So it is important that you have one central database for all of your information which can be easily added too as well as easily understood. This is vital for your progression in your genealogy search as it can prevent you from going over some branches that you may already have researched.

    Having said this, there isn’t a single way that we have found to be the best method ...
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