By Rebecca Stevens

by Rebecca Stevens - 6 months ago

Oct 4, Guide to a Birth certificate in England and Wales

A birth certificate is an official record of a birth, but did not exist until 1st July 1837, when civil registration began. After 1875, parents were, and still are to this day, required to register a birth within six weeks, or face being fined for non-submission of this information. To obtain a b...

by Rebecca Stevens - 6 months ago

Oct 2, London Metropolitan Archives

London Metropolitan Archives is managed by the City of London Corporation and collects, preserves and shares records relating to London and makes them publicly accessible.  These records take the form of documents, images, maps, films and books. They cover approximately 105 kilometres of shelvin...

by Rebecca Stevens - 6 months ago

Sep 30, Somerset Record Office

Somerset Record Office is based in Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton.  Its aim is to collect and preserve documents relating to the history of Somerset and then make them accessible to the public.  These archives include documents, manuscripts, maps and photographs. They have a wide range of r...

by Rebecca Stevens - 6 months ago

Sep 28, More Dutch Records now available on FamilySearch

You can subscribe to the Family Tree Resources blog by right-clicking the orange RSS feed button and then copying and pasting the URL into your RSS reader, or if you have a personalised home page at Google, My Yahoo, My MSN or Bloglines clicking on those buttons, will take you to the appropriate sit...

by Rebecca Stevens - 7 months ago

Add PDF documents to your milestones

One of the most-requested features for Twile is the ability to attach PDF versions of documents to milestones – the wait is over as we’ve added that feature today. For a while, you’ve been able to add documents as JPEG photo files to timeline events, but no other formats were supported.  As of toda...

by Rebecca Stevens - 8 months ago

Control which photos show on your timeline

We’ve recently made some changes to the way you control which photos appear on your Twile timeline.  Here’s how it works… When you have an event that contains photos, Twile will automatically select up to three of those photos to show on the timeline. If there are more than three photos in the even...

by Rebecca Stevens - 9 months ago

A fresh, new look for the Twile timeline

Today we’ve launched a new version of the Twile timeline, designed to make your family history look even better! We’ve introduced a number of changes to make everything clearer, brighter and easier to use.  Your milestones have more colour, your photos are larger and you can see more about each eve...

by Rebecca Stevens - 9 months ago

Timeline of the Tour de France

Halfway through this year’s race, we’re celebrating the Tour de France with a timeline of its 114-year history. The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race in France, which occasionally passes through neighbouring countries too. It started in 1903 with a 2,428km round-trip route from Paris and has...

by Rebecca Stevens - 9 months ago

Timeline of the Wimbledon Championships

To celebrate the start of Wimbledon this week, we’ve created a timeline of the history of the Championships, the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Held at the All England Club in Wimbledon since 1877, the English Royal family have attended the event since 1907, with King George VI actually onc...

by Rebecca Stevens - 9 months ago

New family history infographic for Independence Day

If you are celebrating Independence Day in the US today, we have a version of our infographic especially for you! Our family history infographic – designed to help you share your research and engage younger generations – is now available in red, white and blue, with the American stars and stripes....

by Rebecca Stevens - 9 months ago

Big new features in Twile in 2017

We’re halfway through 2017 and we think it’s a good time to look back at everything we’ve added into Twile this year. Our development team have been working hard to bring you lots of new features over the past six months and – just in case you missed them – here is a quick round-up: Twile is now co...

by Rebecca Stevens - 10 months ago

Turn your history knowledge into a Twile timeline

Could you help us add more history into Twile? Over the last year we’ve added a number of world history “streams” to Twile, allowing you to see your ancestors’ lives in the context of what was happening in the world around them. We started with a timeline of World War 2, via the American Revolution...