Discovering your family’s story

Most people are curious about their family’s story and TV programmes make researching family history look easy – type in a name and the answer is there, go to an archive and the archivist brings you the key documents with the page featuring your family marked.  In practice, it’s not that simple.  Ancestors go missing all the time, creating “brick walls” on the road back in time.

The aim of this series is to lead you through the process of discovering your family’s story in simple steps, with some tips and tricks to help you through, round or over those brick walls.

Part 1 – Getting Started