Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/8/2008

Digging up the family tree

Zipping up my boots. Going back to my roots. Ancestor-worship is spreading out from the aristocracy to the downtrodden masses. Offers received via direct mail to trace your entire family tree for £50 should be treated with scepticism – often you just get a telephone directory of people with the same surname – but the yearning is natural enough. When adopted children grow to a certain age they invariably have an urge to meet, or at least find out about, their birth parents – however much they love their adoptive parents. Yet many of us are hazy about where our great grandparents lived and what they did – let alone of previous generations. Ignorance does not equate to indifference. We would be interested to know. for more click here

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