Who Do You Think You Are? 2017

Green fingers run in the family for the presenter of the Chelsea Flower Show

Sophie Jane Raworth was born on the 15th May 1968 in Redhill, Surrey, England. As you may expect of the well known BBC journalist and broadcaster, Sophie Raworth has already tried before to investigate her family history. “I found some names, but I don’t know anything about them. And it’s really frustrating. As a journalist you want to be able to create a picture.” Continue reading...

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New Release: The Sphere Newspaper 12th May 2017

We have expanded our Newspaper and Magazine collection with the release of more editions of The Sphere that cover August 1914 to June 1919.

Using the historical newspapers and magazines resource on TheGenealogist enables researchers to follow current affairs that may have affected or concerned our ancestors at the time. Because the articles were written as events were occurring, they provide contemporary accounts of the world that our ancestors lived in and can furnish us with great insights into opinions of the time. In the case of the First World War years, covered by this release of The Sphere, we can gain information about individuals or read about situations that are similar to ones that our ancestors may have found themselves in.

The Sphere was an illustrated paper founded by Clement Shorter (1857-1926), who was also responsible for establishing the Tatler, and it covered general news stories from the UK and around the world.

Click here to read Nick Thorne's article, "The Sphere: Providing Insights into Your Ancestor's Lives"

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