The Xmas myth
It has often been said that using the abbreviation 'Xmas' is actually offensive as it removes 'Christ' from the word.
However, the letter 'X' is actually the same as the letter 'Chi' in Greek, which translates to 'Christ' - therefore, when you use the shortened version, you are...
DNA seems to be a huge growth area in Family History /Genealogy
We are all encouraged to test the DNA of our older generation relatives whenever possible, by the DNA companies concerned. They are all actively pushing this more and more.
But, this brings us to a rather sensitive subject to -...
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Findmypast in collaboration with Living DNA, has launched the most advanced biogeographical ancestry discovery experience on the market
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1837 to now
GRO has all the records registered in England and Wales from July 1837.
You can order birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership and death certificates online for £9.25 each (Currently 2018).
You don’t need a certificate’s GRO index reference number to make an order, but it will...
Heraldry is a broad term, encompassing the design, display, and study of armorial bearings (known as armory), as well as related disciplines, such as vexillology, together with the study of ceremony, rank, and pedigree.
Armory, the best-known branch of heraldry, concerns the design and...
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21 September 1914.
Hi everyone! :)
We are very close (within 24 hours) of launching our new update website and forums. We have updated the old tired site, and will be updating new content weekly.
These forums will be updated along with it too, the new forums have been improved with new technology, giving you...
Sorry, there has been a major problem with our Hosts Data Center which was out of our control.
This has affected thousands of websites and businesses.
All we can do is apologise
Take care and happy hunting :)
Timeline from 1800 to 1850
Major Battles around the World
February 9, 1801 - French Revolutionary Wars: The War of the Second Coalition ends when the Austrian and French sign the Treaty of Lunéville
April 2, 1801 - Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson wins the Battle of Copenhagen
May 1801 -...
After the surprising announcement earlier this month that Ancestry is retiring their Family Tree Maker software, you were probably left wondering,
“So..what can we use now?”
If you’re a current Family Tree Maker user, you still have time to use the software’s Tree Sync feature through to...
PRONI - Your Family Tree - Using Workhouse Records
The sixth talk in PRONI's Your Family Tree lecture series. This talk entitled 'Using Workhouse Records' was given by PRONI's Janet Hancock on 15th April 2015 in PRONI.
As many if you may have heard, Dave Lambert has died
He was a very able and liked member of the FHUK Community Forums and helped no end of people to further their family history.
He was dedicated to the FHUK Community Forum and was a moderator for many years.
He will be greatly missed by the...
Here are some tips for a successful year in your genealogy journey:
1. Visit the towns of your ancestors. Organize a family trip this year and see where they lived, where they went to school, and other important places from your ancestors' stories.
2. Any new births in the family? Update your...
Who Do You Think You Are? from Wall To Wall (a Warner Bros Television Production UK Ltd company) is back with another glittering line-up of much-loved faces delving in to their family trees.
Stars from the world of film and TV, theatre, music, cookery, modelling, and news feature in the 12th...
Just to let you know, since the last issues with the website, we are now currently developing a new website and when it has been completed we will fully test and may ask members to test before fully launching.
At the moment we have no timescales tied down but hopefully we should have...
Sorry we have to apologise for the website and forums being down
We had the server go down, and replaced with partial backups, then that failed and we put full backups on. Then following this we had an issue with the http server which was failing to run, then found out it was a controller.