61 thoughts I had while watching The Secrets In My Family: Episode 1

Posted by Kristen Hyde on November 7, 2017 in AncestryDNA, Entertainment, The Secrets In My Family

If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed when watching ‘find my family’ style programmes, it’s that you’ll experience A LOT of feelings. And the ‘The Secrets In My Family’ did not fail to deliver in this regard. From touch-and-go searches to teary reunions, the episode was packed with emotional highs and low. Focusing mainly on fatherhood, Read More

Coming soon to the W Channel: The Secrets In My Family

Posted by Kristen Hyde on October 26, 2017 in AncestryDNA, Entertainment, The Secrets In My Family

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt being in the family history business, it’s that every family has its secrets. Secrets which are acknowledged but never discussed. Secrets which leave siblings estranged or parents alienated. Secrets which leave people feeling abandoned and lost. But while secrets can divide families, solving these mysteries can bring families back Read More

Breathe: the inspiring story of Robin Cavendish

Posted by Kristen Hyde on October 24, 2017 in Entertainment

One of the greatest joys in family history research is learning about an ancestor whose life was truly inspirational. From decorated family members who dedicated their lives to military service, through to single parents and hard-working educators, we’re all descended from fascinating people who showed gumption and defiance in the lives they led. So we Read More

Celebrities Face the Reality of Victorian Life. Episode three of 24 Hours in The Past airs Tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 12, 2015 in 24 Hours In The Past, Entertainment, United Kingdom

  The celebrities are quickly discovering that working in Victorian Britain is not for the faint of heart. Their third 24 hours finds them facing the grueling inequality of the factories that were the powerhouses of the industrial revolution.     Amidst the bottle kilns of the Staffordshire potteries, it’s not just the machinery that’s Read More

Celebrities Face the Reality of Victorian Life. 24 Hours in The Past Continues Tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 5, 2015 in 24 Hours In The Past, Entertainment, In The Community, United Kingdom

24 Hours in The Past continues tonight as six celebrities travel back in time to experience the hard graft of Victorian Britain, spending four days in four different 19th-century workplaces. Their second 24 hours finds them facing some tough tasks in a rural coaching inn. With no break since leaving the toil and grime of Read More

Celebrities face the reality of Victorian life. 24 Hours in The Past Starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 28, 2015 in 24 Hours In The Past, Entertainment, United Kingdom

It is probably fair to say that as family historians we appreciate more than most the hardships that our ancestors endured to survive. We follow the paper trail, we read the documents and we try to imagine what life was like for our Victorian ancestors. I dare say some of us have even shed a Read More