HOW TO SEARCH

Adoption
How adoption became a legal process #UK
The reality of adoption reunion

Archives
Check your local records
Going back to the Family Records Centre
Researching European records
Searching British newspaper archives
How History Pin puts your research on a map

Births
The paternity question
Find Missing Births
Understanding your relatives’ #babyname choices

Deaths
Searching the Deceased Online database of graveyards
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Identifying headstones

DNA
Genetic map ‘People of the British Isles’

Foundlings and Orphans
Researching children’s homes
Searching the bastardy records

Geography
Genetic map ‘People of the British Isles’
Using maps

Keeping records & memories
Preserving family memories

Lifestyle
Films bring history to life

Making contact
Approaching adopted teens

Religion
Finding your nonconformist relative

Where to start
Where to start your search
Further Information & Helpful Links
20 top tips to find your missing family

Work and skills
Was your relative an apothecary
Did your relative train as an apprentice?
Was your relative a boatman
Did your relative work in the #confectionery trade?
Did your relative work in a pub?
How to use British trade directories
Did your relative belong to a trade union
Was your relative a VAD nurse in the Great War?