is awarded 101 Best Websites for 2014: Best British and Irish Genealogy Websites

Category - In the News is awarded 101 Best Websites for 2014: Best British and Irish Genealogy Websites

[IMAGE-1] Familyrelatives is delighted to have been recognised in the “101 Best Genealogy Websites of 2014” awards by Family Tree Magazine. We continue to make great strides in adding new records including the 1841-1901 Census for England & Wales and are delighted to go from strength to strength.

We believe in making Family History fun, easy and affordable and are very pleased that we are in good company with the likes of the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, State Archives of North Carolina, Washington State Digital Archives and a number of others.



Commemorating 70 years since D-Day June 6, 1944

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Commemorating 70 years since D-Day June 6, 1944

This Friday, June 6th marks the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings, best know as ‘D-Day’. One of the most important days in our history and one we should commemorate.

Who do you think you are? New Series 10, 2013

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New celebrity genealogy series returns for its 10th series on BBC One

11-Nov-12 NEWS

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November 11, 2012

New Military Records released online

Military Records and Newsletter




October 10, 2012

Who do you think you are? 

Tonight BBC1 9.00 PM Featuring Actress Celia Imrie.


New Record Collections

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NEW Records now online...

NEW - November 2012

British Officers Prisoners of War 1914-1918

Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

The Bond of Sacrifice - A Biographical Record of British Officers Who Fell in the Great War



Who do you think you are? BBC

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Wednesday August 22, 2012

Who do you think you are? Episode 2

Featuring Gregg Wallace, if you missed this episode its available on BBC iplayer 

Celebrity genealogy series. Gregg Wallace sets out to solve a long-standing mystery: what happened to his great-grandfather, who abandoned his family?


The Name Game

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Nominative determinism - the name game

"Nominative determinism is a comparatively recent term for the theory that a person's name can have a significant role in determining key aspects of their job, profession or even character. It was a commonly held notion in the ancient world." source wikipedia

The concept of nominative determinism although relatively new in name has been around for hundreds of years. If you are looking for a name to research or for a child's first name, has over 750 million names to choose from. But have a look at some of the first names and surnames we have found below in the GRO indexes. If you have found a name that should be listed please let us know.


Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame Hall of Fame for Births using the General Register Office Birth indexes we have tracked down the births of well known celebrity names.

Here is an example of the information you will find in the BMD indexes, by searching for Christian Bale the famous Hollywood actor enter his details in the search page his entry appears in the second quarter.

The following will usually appear, the year, the quarter, the name of the child - surname and forenames (and initial for third forename) the mother’s maiden name, the district and volume and page number of the reference required for ordering a birth certificate.


Events - Courses & Talks

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The Heritage Family History e-Course:

Researching Your Family History

In this new e-course Celia Heritage will guide you through the pitfalls of tracing your family tree and give you tips to overcome any problems, while also taking a detailed look at the records and resources you will need in order to help you get the most from them. This in-depth course is aimed at those who are really serious about their family history and wish to learn all they can about the records they are using and develop a sound research technique to ensure they are tracing the correct family every step of the way. It also highlights the ways in which you can find out all you can about your ancestors rather than having just a list of names and dates.



What people are saying about

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" is a new and different approach to online research which, if the word spreads and if it can increase its coverage, could become your one-stop-shop for all your record and networking needs"