Today’s blog will be short and sweet--too many deadlines! I’ve mentioned the publication Who Do You Think You Are – UK edition in past blogs. As a great magazine that is chock-full of interesting articles, their website complements the articles and provides quality information. Often, they share articles from the magazine on the site. This week I wanted to share with you a recent article from both their magazine and website.
“50 Family History Websites to Watch 2020” is a great article to read through to see if any of these UK focused sites to watch will help you with your research in the British Isles. There is a nice summary of the records and new record additions to these sites. They’ve chosen to alphabetize the list so unless you’re looking for a specific site, you’ll need to spend the time to read through the entire list.
Some websites contain broader information that will appeal to many while others are specific to a county or region within the UK. My British Isle ancestors are from Ireland with only one great uncle by marriage from Lincoln County in England. So why do I like the magazine and these site that seem like they won’t help me with my specific research? An article on best practices, tips tearing down brick walls or a new site might trigger ideas for research in the United States and Canada. And you know how family research goes, you might not have anyone in the UK today to research but as the world gets smaller, there could be someone in the future.
Hope you enjoy exploring the sites and learning more about options for research across the pond.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.