Ancestors

Black History Month Is About Asians Too

Shahida Rahman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Shahida Rahman

October marks Black History Month which embraces the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people who have a direct link with the UK through slavery, colonialism or migration. Lascars, or South Asian sailors, must be included in this significant group of survivors.

Story-telling in the Land of My Fathers

Wendy Jones | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Jones

Tracing family history always throws up stories because people make stories. It doesn't really matter that these people are related to you - I still maintain that - but mining your own family for stories is as good an option as any.

Long Lost Family: More Than TV Drama

Brett Janes | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Janes

Whether you're searching for long-lost family or want more information about your ancestors, you might find lots of scandals and surprises along the way. From bigamy to secret children and even prison sentences, it's amazing what information you can dig up and it can easily become quite addictive. So just how do you get started?

Could You Have Secret Relatives?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

When Michelle Obama was genetically linked to Joan Tribbon - a white distant cousin living in Alabama - after a two year study of the First Lady's DNA...

Out Of Africa

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

An ancient skull unearthed in Laos has reset the clock of human migration to southern Asia back 20,000 years. The discovery suggests that the first...

African Human Fossil Find Breakthrough Hailed

PA | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

At least three species from the human family Homo may have lived together in Africa almost two million years ago, new research suggests. One of the...

Guilty Pleasure: Records Of 67,000 Victorian Criminals Go Online

PA | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Records of more than 67,000 Victorian criminals, detailing crimes ranging from petty theft and drunkenness to arson and murder, are published online f...