The Genealogy Guide

Welcome to the Genealogy Guide, where you can find useful advice regarding family history and ancestry in the UK.

Genealogy involves studying and tracing family pedigrees, with the purpose of tracking down ancestors, creating a family tree or learning about family history. If you are interested in genealogy then this is the place to find out about the different sources available to help you learn about your family history.

What documents are available and what information do they hold?

How to set about researching your family history

Useful directory of where to start looking for sources

The basics for getting started with your own family tree