Who Do You Think You Are? 2017

Clare's family history journey has shown us that her maternal line is of English aristocratic stock and also included an ex-Scots Guards officer and Member of Parliament whose sexuality had to be kept hidden, as at the time it was illegal to be a homosexual. Tracing her paternal line sees her follow a penniless polo player, from England, who crossed the Atlantic to play in America. There he married the daughter of a rich New York property owning family that could trace its roots back to early New Amsterdam and from there back to Holland so cementing their social status in the Big Apple. Continue reading...

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New Release: Northumberland Parish Records 14th July 2017

We have just added over 1,363,000 individuals to our Northumberland Parish Record Collection. These fully searchable records, that cover the ancient parishes of the northernmost county of England, make it easier to find your ancestors' baptisms, marriages and burials. Some of the records can take you as far back as 1560.

This release includes 903,314 individuals in Baptisms, 157,329 individuals in Marriages, and 302,378 individuals in Burials.

Within these records you can find Grace Horsley Darling, the famous lighthouse keeper’s daughter who saved a shipwrecked paddle steamer. She was born in 1815 at her grandfather's cottage in Bamburgh in Northumberland. Read more in our press release.

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Who Do You Think You Are? 2017

Clare's family history journey has shown us that her maternal line is of English aristocratic stock and also included an ex-Scots Guards officer and Member of Parliament whose sexuality had to be kept hidden, as at the time it was illegal to be a homosexual. Tracing her paternal line sees her follow a penniless polo player, from England, who crossed the Atlantic to play in America. There he married the daughter of a rich New York property owning family that could trace its roots back to early New Amsterdam and from there back to Holland so cementing their social status in the Big Apple. 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?
WDYTYA Comparison
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
Magazine Reviews


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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