45 thoughts I had watching The Secrets In My Family: Episode 3 

Posted by Kristen Hyde on November 21, 2017 in AncestryDNA, Entertainment, The Secrets In My Family

After last week’s episode of The Secrets In My Family, I didn’t think my heart could cope with any more disappointments or shock revelations. Thankfully, Episode 3 is bursting to the brim with some good news stories. Here are 45 thoughts I had while watching this week’s episode. 1. Another week! Another episode of family Read More

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

Highlights from the International Family History Symposium

Posted by Kristen Hyde on October 19, 2017 in AncestryDNA

The International Family History symposium was a year in the making. Both of us have long explored the intersection between family history and public history (further reading here). We worked closely with Ancestry – who were generous sponsors and enabled some terrific work to be done. We were able to bring brilliant scholars from around Read More

The new full English breakfast is a toast to our heritage

Posted by Kristen Hyde on September 29, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Breakfast is not just the most important meal of the day. It’s also the best. And why wouldn’t it be when it involves sitting down to the packed plate we like to call the full English breakfast. With one billion ‘full Englishes’ consumed each year, the breakfast is a much-loved national staple. But how English Read More

Going global: exploring the changing face of international family history

Posted by Kristen Hyde on September 1, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, Jerome de Groot, explores the cultural perceptions of family history ahead of hosting the International Family History Workshop in Manchester (21-22 September). Family history is exploding all around the globe. It is an activity that is developing and expanding. Individuals and groups undertake genealogy across borders, as participants Read More

The DNA-inspired patterns of designer, Pearl Ivy

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 31, 2017 in AncestryDNA

London-based graphic designer and illustrator, Pearl Ivy never expected her AncestryDNA results to be the catalyst that unlocked her design block. She told us more about her experience, and how she used her unique ethnic roots as inspiration for her new collection. Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Pearl Ivy, I’m a Read More