Welcome to Trace Your Ancestors

familyphotographTrace Your Ancestors is about how to discover your family history. Learn right here what you should be looking for, where you should be looking and why.

Use the direct links provided on our webpages to family history records databases and discover your ancestry right now.

Family history research will help you to understand the past and the lives that your ancestors led, and in doing so, may also help you to understand more about yourself. If you can get a real sense of your ancestors hopes and fears, aspirations, achievements and disappointments, you may just find clues as to who you are.

Discovering the genealogy and the social history of the individuals that you are researching, where they lived, where they went to school, what occupation(s) they engaged in, their relationships, their children’s lives, their parents lives and so on is a fascinating, exploratory process.

On traceyourancestors.info you will find hints and tips on beginning your family research and starting your family tree. For example, on our Family History page you will be advised to start right at the beginning by interviewing older family members about their lives and experiences and finding out what they know about the family’s history.

You will also find pages giving more detailed guidance on where to look for specific genealogical information eg Birth Marriage and Death RecordsParish Records, Wills, Census Records etc. as well as suggestions as to why that information and other historical records might be useful to you when building your family tree or producing a family report.

There is also a Resources page which we will be adding to in the future and which will include recommended books, DVD’s, websites, software and other useful links for the amateur genealogist.

If you’re researching your British ancestry, we recommend that you take advantage of the Ancestry.co.uk free 14 day trial. They have millions of family history records so this is a great opportunity to see what it’s like, how it works and if it can help you. To give it a try, just click on the link below:

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