Lee Mack Delves into his past

In an episode of “Who do you think you are”, popular comedian Lee Mack examines Irish records, military documents, and newspapers to reveal the tales of his Irish and English progenitors. He first focused his attention on his intriguing great grandfather who was a comedian performing in a Southport casino. He first gathered the relevant […]

Boy George investigates his Irish roots

The realization that he had scant knowledge about the Irish connection to his family inspired Boy George to further examine his family tree. He initially had heard interesting tales about how his grandmother was discovered loitering in the alleys of Dublin and how a distant relative was condemned to the gallows at a time that […]

Constructing the family tree of Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis plays Gary, the love interest of Miranda Hart in the TV show Miranda. Tom is a Welsh-born actor with appearances in TV shows such as Merlin, The Catherine Tate show, EastEnders, Midsomer Murders, and the Secret of Crickley Hall. He is currently the spouse of Tamzin Outhwaite, and their union has yielded two […]

Useful resources that can describe your ancestors

For a family tree to be successfully built, census records, death, marriage and birth records are very important. However, such records do not do not give sufficient information about the nature of your ancestors. For additional knowledge, one needs historical sources that are laden with detailed information. One such source is past newspapers which reported […]