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Excellent

Proreveals the story behind your family, there's alwa...

Consit's a seriously addictive hobby, requires time or...

I have a problem that might be verging on the point of becoming an addiction - I spend quite a lot of time learning about dead people! But not just any dead people - this lot are my ancestors, so I hope that gives me some kind of excuse. My head, my notebooks and two separate lever arch files are...

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Excellent

ProAddictive, you'll never know who you might meet, w...

ConsLike any passion can be costly in time and money

There are few of us these days who do not have at least a sneaking curiosity in discovering who we are and where we came from. This interest has been heightened by the exploits and experiences of celebrities in tracing their own family histories in such programmes as BBC Television's "Who do you...

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Excellent

ProTHE FEELING OF BELONGING TO SOMETHING IS LIKE NOTH...

Cons IT'S HARD WORK AND YOU OFTEN UNCOVER THINGS YOU M...

Family History Searching out The Secrets of The Long Ago Folk All the years I was growing up, my aunties and uncles on my dad's side would comment on how much I looked like their mother. I remember being stopped in the street when I was 11 by an old woman who said, rather mysteriously, that I...

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Excellent

ProGreat fun. You never know what you will find!

ConsThe cost!

So, you want to research your family history, do you? But, it's a big world out there, and where the hell do you begin? It's not going to be easy, it can be expensive, what websites do you visit? I'll give up now! No! Don't do that! Read on my friends, and hopefully I'll be able to tempt you into...

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Excellent

ProAbsorbing and addictive

ConsMight not always like what you find

Do you really know where you come from? You may think you do, but once you start delving into your family history I can assure you there will be surprises, some good, some bad and some just downright sad. Just think about that before you embark on the journey back in time and be prepared! It can...

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Excellent

ProA great hobby and information for future generatio...

ConsCan be time consuming

People can become interested in the history of their families for many different reasons. Our interest started in a mild way on a very enjoyable caravan holiday in Perth, Scotland. Anyone who has holidayed in Scotland will know that the place is buzzing with people from all over the world trying...

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Excellent

“WHERE ARE YOU ALL?”

published 18/06/2005

ProGreat fun finding everyone

Consneed plenty of time and a fair bit of money

I started doing the Family Tree about 8 years ago as something to do for hubby Pete. He is the fourth of six children. His mother had died when he was 10 and his Dad had died when he was 4 so the only relatives he knew were his three brothers and two sisters and thier children. I don't come from...

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Excellent

“Tracing your ancestors.”

published 11/03/2004

Provery interesting

Conscan be costly

Growing up i had always hear lots of stories about various members of my family. Most of whom were about people who died before i was born. As i got old i wanted to know more things like when and where they were born, who they married how many children they had. However the only people who knew...

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Excellent

Provery interesting and you get a buzz when you find ...

Constime consuming

For a number of years we have thought about tracing our family tree and havent done much about it. With another generation arriving in the family we decided that now was the time to do it. I would like to tell you how we did it and some of the "mistakes" we made just incase you are thinking of...

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“Genealogy....what?”

published 04/11/2003

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Consnone

I became interested in genealogy a few years ago in my teens when I decided I wanted to start my family tree. I come from a big family, my mum being one of five and my dad one of nine, so I have lots of relations. However, I have to admit there are some that I hardly know as my Dad comes from a...

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