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WDYTYA?: Liv Tyler

The season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? follows actress Liv Tyler. This episode will NOT air of Sunday evening as the rest of the series, but will air Monday, April 24 at 8 / 7 Central. It looks like Liz is joined by her father, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith for part of her journey into the his […]


Going In-Depth with ScotlandsPeople 2

In order to be accurate and effective in your research, you need to use the ScotlandsPeople website: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/. This is the website for the records of the General Register’s Office (GRO). Their website is the online repository for all official documents: birth, marriage, death, census, wills and testaments. This is the  only place where you can view the original images. […]


Chit Chat Live: John Stamos and More

What an episode! Who Do You Think You Are? certainly gave us a great show on the family of John Stamos. Reading comments on social media, some believe this was the best episode yet! Relative Race was another emotional episode, except this week is was for team blue. Producers took care of a deep wish for Kyla and had a […]


Family History and our Pets

It started with a Tweet. Academics from Royal Holloway and the University of Manchester were investigating how we interacted with our pets between 1837 and 1939. As part of the project they were asking for pre-second world war photographs of family pets. I am fortunate to have a large number of photographs from my mother’s family and yes there were […]


Using Historical Novels for Family History 1

Good family historians want to know about the lives that their ancestors led and to put those ancestors into the national, local and social historical context of their time. We can and should, investigate that background by using reference books, websites and museums. A painless way of absorbing more information can be through reading historical novels. If the novels are […]


WDYTYA?: John Stamos

Have Mercy! This weeks episode of Who Do You Think You Are? will follow actor / musician John Stamos to Greece. A sneak peek of the episode can be found on the TLC website. From TLC: John Stamos explores his Greek heritage for the first time and learns more about his grandfather’s sad childhood. He also meets a relative he […]