March 28, 2020

A new computer program that colourizes black and white photos with virtually one click is taking the genealogy community by storm. And it is free and online at MyHeritage until 22 April 2020.

Above: Your Family Genealogist's grandmother arriving at the church with her f...

March 19, 2020

Family History Magazine is providing a free copy of their March 2020 edition to download.

On their Facebook page Family History said: 

"In light of recent events, we're offering a FREE digital copy of our latest issue. Download yours here, and please share with other fam...

March 10, 2020

Whether you're a novice or an experienced genealogist there is always something new to learn when it comes to family history research.

Legacy Family Tree has an excellent webinar program on every aspect of the topic you can think of. I watch or listen to the webinars re...

March 7, 2020

Was your ancestor among the 57,000 women who served in Britain's Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) during World War 1 (WW1)?  Or perhaps she was among the 15,000 women who served in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial M...

February 29, 2020

For something new and a bit of fun, here is a family history-related gif below for your entertainment.

I remember seeing this episode of Dragons' Den and smiled when I saw it in the list of gifs available through wix.com, my website host. 

Can you imagine being one of Ch...

January 9, 2020

As the old song goes, Happy days are here again . . . ! Yes, the Irish Government has released another year's civil birth, death and marriage records.

Now available are:

  • Birth register records – 1864 to 1919;

  • Marriage register records – 1845 to 1944;  

  • Dea...

December 22, 2019

Still don't know what to buy for the person who has everything?  If they are a genealogist/family historian, then the list is a long one.  Read on for some inspiration covering every budget from zero cost to over the top.

$0 to $10

Funds tight?  Then let's start wit...

November 8, 2019

To commemorate Remembrance Day, FindMyPast UK is providing free access to their military records up to and including 11 November 2019.


Grave of an unknown Australian soldier at Souda Bay war cemetery, Crete, Greece.  Copyright : Your Family Genealogist 2019

FindMyPast c...

July 20, 2019

Generally speaking, genealogists love an opportunity to travel near and far for the pleasure of delving into dusty (and sometimes downright filthy) archival records. I'm talking here about records that have yet to be (and may never be) digitized and made accessible onl...

July 20, 2019

In a blog post last week, Irish Genealogy News reported that the 2021 Irish census will have an option for citizens to a create a "time capsule" i.e. a confidential or personal message on their census questionnaire.

The time capsule will have no restrictions on what ind...

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