Tag Archives: family history

Kith and Kin: New Glass and Ceramics Stage 2 – The ‘Crinson Jug’

The second stage of Kith and Kin: New Glass and Ceramics began at the National Glass Centre on 9th January, where a number of the exhibitors changed or augmented their displays. Read more

Hidden History – LGBT Month

In recent years there has been increasing interest in more personal versions of history such as gender and sexuality, but it’s often difficult to uncover evidence of private lives, particularly of ordinary people. In reviewing a recent addition to the… Read more

Who do you think you are?

Like millions of other people we love the BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are? and we’re particularly interested when the celebrity involved has north east connections. We’ve only actually featured in one programme – the one on Jodie… Read more

Family History in Tyne and Wear

What’s Your Story? Discovering family histories in Tyne and Wear; sharing ordinary peoples’ family histories Watching the new series of the BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has taken on added significance in the history team office at Discovery… Read more

Census 2011

Filling in the census yesterday took on new meaning to me because I recently started researching my family history. The censuses from years past have been crucial in helping me to find out where my ancestors lived, what they worked as… Read more