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Family & Relatives The Official Article is awarded 101 Best Websites for 2014: Best British and Irish Genealogy Websites is awarded 101 Best Websites for 2014: Best British and Irish Genealogy Websites

Familyrelatives is delighted to have been recognised in the “101 Best Genealogy Websites of 2014” awards by Family Tree Magazine. We continue to make great strides in adding new records including the 1841-1901 Census for England & Wales and are delighted to go from strength to strength.

We believe in making Family History fun, easy and affordable and are very pleased that we are in good company with the likes of the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, State Archives of North Carolina, Washington State Digital Archives and a number of others.


Read More » Commemorating 70 years since D-Day June 6, 1944

Commemorating 70 years since D-Day June 6, 1944

This Friday, June 6th marks the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings, best know as ‘D-Day’. One of the most important days in our history and one we should commemorate.
Read More » Who do you think you are? New Series 10, 2013

New celebrity genealogy series returns for its 10th series on BBC One

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November 11, 2012

New Military Records released online

Military Records and Newsletter




October 10, 2012

Who do you think you are? 

Tonight BBC1 9.00 PM Featuring Actress Celia Imrie.

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NEW Records now online...

NEW - November 2012

British Officers Prisoners of War 1914-1918

Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

The Bond of Sacrifice - A Biographical Record of British Officers Who Fell in the Great War


Read More » Who do you think you are? BBC

Wednesday August 22, 2012

Who do you think you are? Episode 2

Featuring Gregg Wallace, if you missed this episode its available on BBC iplayer 

Celebrity genealogy series. Gregg Wallace sets out to solve a long-standing mystery: what happened to his great-grandfather, who abandoned his family?

Read More » The Name Game

Nominative determinism - the name game

"Nominative determinism is a comparatively recent term for the theory that a person's name can have a significant role in determining key aspects of their job, profession or even character. It was a commonly held notion in the ancient world." source wikipedia

The concept of nominative determinism although relatively new in name has been around for hundreds of years. If you are looking for a name to research or for a child's first name, has over 750 million names to choose from. But have a look at some of the first names and surnames we have found below in the GRO indexes. If you have found a name that should be listed please let us know.

Read More » Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Hall of Fame for Births using the General Register Office Birth indexes we have tracked down the births of well known celebrity names.

Here is an example of the information you will find in the BMD indexes, by searching for Christian Bale the famous Hollywood actor enter his details in the search page his entry appears in the second quarter.

The following will usually appear, the year, the quarter, the name of the child - surname and forenames (and initial for third forename) the mother’s maiden name, the district and volume and page number of the reference required for ordering a birth certificate.

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The Heritage Family History e-Course:

Researching Your Family History

In this new e-course Celia Heritage will guide you through the pitfalls of tracing your family tree and give you tips to overcome any problems, while also taking a detailed look at the records and resources you will need in order to help you get the most from them. This in-depth course is aimed at those who are really serious about their family history and wish to learn all they can about the records they are using and develop a sound research technique to ensure they are tracing the correct family every step of the way. It also highlights the ways in which you can find out all you can about your ancestors rather than having just a list of names and dates.


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" is a new and different approach to online research which, if the word spreads and if it can increase its coverage, could become your one-stop-shop for all your record and networking needs"

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 Why choose and what makes it different

101 Best Web Sites 2009 
The leading US family history magazine for researching Genealogy, has selected for tracking down immigrant ancestors and performing searches, in the 10 Best Websites for International Searches categoryFamily Tree Magazine USA September 2009


Your Family Tree Awards 2008
Advanced Records Website of the Year - Your Family Tree selected as Runners-up in this year's category for offering millions of online records at a very good value.
Your Family Tree Magazine December 2008

BBC Who do you think you are? Magazine October 2009
Voted "Best for Unusual Datasets" by a panel of family historians

"Very good content, especially for international searches, with very good links to other databases" Mike Savage, family history novice

"If you have ancestry in the Emerald Isle and want to locate a will, the website is a must" Your Family Tree Magazine November 2009


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 " is a new and different approach to online research which, if the word spreads and if it can increase its coverage, could become your one-stop-shop for all your record and networking needs"

Family History Monthly

" offers one of the cheapest annual subscriptions and a great selection of records. For the money, you'd be hard pushed to get your hands on a better bargain than what has to offer"
Your Family Tree Magazine

Voted "Website of the Week"
By the Editor of Ancestors Magazine

" has developed some new and innovating thinking into Family History. I believe that it is growing into a unique and exciting family history resource for all"
Maggie Loughran, Joint Administrator, Federation of Family History Societies

The Familyrelatives website has long been an essential site for serious family historians. Its excellent search functions place it well ahead of other sites and its new social network and community facility will prove very useful to genealogical societies and individual searchers.
Else Churchill, Society of Genealogists



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May 2, 2007 is now official website re-launched










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Beta Version

New Website in Beta

Why Beta? Well because we think that we can always improve, from the quality and range of the historical records to your experience and interaction on our website with our emphasis on ease of use and lower cost.

We have many changes to come on over the next few months from Calendar’s to Photo Albums, to Family Tree software, to Family & Friend inclusion and we would love your feedback and interaction.