Rochdale News | News Headlines | Get started on your family tree for your own ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ reveal
, 2022-12-31 05:30:24,
Date published: 31 December 2022
Only 10% of Brits know any general information about their ancestors beyond their grandparents’ generation, including names, addresses or what job they did
Is your family history a mystery?
Research conducted by leading UK family history website Findmypast has revealed a national family history knowledge gap, with only 10% of Brits knowing any general information about their ancestors beyond their grandparents’ generation, including names, addresses or what job they did.
Nearly half (47%) have never even seen a photo of them.
With celebrity revelations of hit genealogy programmes like the BBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” and Channel 4’s “My Grandparents’ War” showing a growing trend and providing inspiration for many to trace their roots, the research reveals that people are struggling to know where to start.
Around one-third of people have already started researching their own family history, but nearly half say it’s difficult to start. Few realise that the tools to begin your journey are right at your fingertips, with family revelations ready to be unlocked at the click of a mouse.
Family history websites such as Findmypast provide all the resources needed to trace your roots back to the reign of Henry VIII and beyond, while exploring the lives…
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