Wellcome Trust Mapping Britain’s Genealogy

Wellcome Trust Mapping Britain’s Genealogy

The Wellcome Trust’s map of British Genealogy reveals some fascinating insights into the DNA make up of the British Isles and heralds a whole new area of scientific and historical research. Just how Anglo Saxon are we? Go and see for yourself at The Royal Society’s summer exhibition.

Migration of Indians to the Colonies

Migration of Indians to the Colonies

The Indian indentured labour programme emerged after the abolition of slavery and sent over a million workers to British colonies alone

The Disaster of the Second Fleet 1789

The Disaster of the Second Fleet 1789

Any settlers of New South Wales from the second fleet, must have been a hardy lot to survive the appalling journey they endured. Just what went wrong?

Family Home of Thomas Blake Glover 1838-1911 at Glover House in 1864

Family Home of Thomas Blake Glover 1838-1911 at Glover House in 1864

Thomas Blake Glover an intriguing influence on the Meiji Restoration. mining, ship-building and Mistubishi with his family home in Aberdeen.

Cemetry Records

Cemetery records provide fascinating information for both the family and social historian. Explore many resources to help you track down lost relatives

Migration of Nightingale Nurses

Migration of Nightingale Nurses

The migration of the Nightingale nurses, allowed the excellent standards and practises of their training to be disseminated throughout the world

Internal Migration

Internal Migration As family historians, one of our objectives is to try to determine where our ancestors originally came from. Another is to try and make sense of and follow their movements. We all have ‘lost’ ancestors, who seem to disappear or pop up in unexpected places! Understanding the social history helps us to make…

How did the Jamestown colony survive?

How did the Jamestown colony survive?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series American Migration

How did the Jamestown Colonists survive? They went in search of finding their fortunes, full of hope and ambition. The reality was much harsher and more difficult than they could have imagined. Find out here how they survive their rials and tribulations.

Captain John Smith C17th Capitalist?

Captain John Smith C17th Capitalist?

The name of Captain John Smith, is, in the minds of many British people intrinsically linked to ‘Pocahontas’ , his native American saviour. Beyond this connection though, his writings on the settlement of Virginia are quite vigorous and erudite and he could be judged as having a very positive influence on how the New England…

Expansion of England in C17th

Expansion of England in C17th

England in the 17th century, it’s trade and expansion, how and why did England achieve such an expansion in it’s markets? What was happening that enabled England to dominate trade?