Who Do You Think You Are? 2017

Comedian, actress and author Ruby Wax has lived in London with her husband for some years, but was born and raised an only child in the United States of America. Her parents were Edmund Wachs and Berta née Goldmann and they left Vienna, Austria in the 1930s as the clouds of World War Two were gathering. (Contains spoilers) Continue reading...

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NEW Military Records 13th October 2017

If you have not found your ancestor in the various British census returns, and you know that they may have been serving at the time in the British Army, then The Worldwide Army Index for 1851, 1861 and 1871 from TheGenealogist may help you to find them.

Many thousands of men of the British Army were serving overseas in far flung parts of the British Empire over the 1800s. This index of names is compiled from the musters contained in WO 10-11-12 Series War Office Paylists held at the National Archives, Kew. The 1851, 1861 and 1871 Worldwide Army List lists all officers and other ranks serving in the first quarter of 1851, second quarter of 1861 and 1871 together with their regimental HQ location (Although the 1861 index excludes officers as they were not mustered in all the Paylists). The index is, therefore, effectively a military surrogate for the census.

Over 70,000 records have extra notes that can indicate whether a soldier was discharged, on leave (along with their location), transferred, or retired. Many notes include a place of birth and former occupation.

Also included within the records are recruits, boy soldiers, bandsmen and civilians working in the armed forces as clerks, pension recruiters and suchlike. Colonial regiments, which invariably contained numbers of British subjects are also featured.

You can read military researcher Roger Nixon's article about life in the British Army to find out more about these records.

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Who Do You Think You Are? 2017

Comedian, actress and author Ruby Wax has lived in London with her husband for some years, but was born and raised an only child in the United States of America. Her parents were Edmund Wachs and Berta née Goldmann and they left Vienna, Austria in the 1930s as the clouds of World War Two were gathering. (Contains spoilers) Continue reading...

See the other celebrities in the latest series and read our articles on the celebrities featured so far

Top Sites Compared: Who Do You Think You Are?
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TheGenealogist Ticks the Boxes
"The Gold subscription is excellent value for money"
Nick - Value for money
"TheGenealogist has a strong census search tool to help you locate ancestors more easily"
Claire - Ease of use
"The street search tool for census records is superb."
Nick - Navigation
"Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive."
Jenny - Family Tree Builder
"In TreeView, the ability to expand or reduce the image is excellent."
Alan - Family Tree Builder
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WDYTYA Magazine“TheGenealogist has an excellent search option that lets you search for a family using just first names.”
Sarah Williams, Editor - Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

Your Family Tree Magazine“The Genealogist is a great place to search for your ancestors and the details of their lives, using a combination of simple and advanced search facilities and a huge variety of the most vital records and resources for family history.”
Adam Rees, Editor - Your Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine“Top marks to TheGenealogist for their All-in-One search. For relevant, easy-to-view, detailed search results this is the search site to use. Combine it with the new phonetic search tool to make even better family history discoveries.”
Helen Tovey, Editor - Family Tree Magazine

Your Family History Magazine“The unique Non-Conformist records on TheGenealogist.co.uk are invaluable.” 
Laura Berry, Editor - Your Family History Magazine

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