All families have golden moment ancestor stories

All families have golden moment ancestor stories reflecting their achievements and heritage down through the ages. At all stories about ancestors are welcomed, as equally are the “highs” and “lows” of today’s generation. Soon enough, they will become Ancestry Stories – part of the family history for future generations to marvel at and absorb.

Every family history has a story of ancestors whose fortunate or unfortunate, remarkable or unremarkable lives impacted on their contemporary relatives and their descendants down the years. At we are happy to publish stories of direct genealogical ancestors (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-great-grandparents etc) and their immediate relatives.  

Vague tales of a great, great grandparent being hunted down for forced enlistment to the Russian Tzar’s Imperial Army have been orally passed down the generations, but often they can be factually checked in public records. An able seaman on Darwin’s HMS Beagle perhaps? Crew lists are online, but double-check as some crew members perished or left during the five-year voyage. 

Life and times of ancestors

Our professionally written blog will provide advice and assistance in researching your family history and the social history period in which your ancestors lived, loved and strove, hopefully, to provide a better future for the next generation. Remember, all families have golden moment stories – so keep digging. The blog also offers assistance in fact-checking, drafting and editing the stories that will almost certainly emerge from your family research. 

We will guide you to cultural sources and markers relevant to the life and times of your most interesting ancestors. This will enable you to detail their activities within the most relevant social arena, even as generations progress:

From tinker to tailor to tech entrepreneur; or maybe,

From villain to vicar to victor ludorum in sport, academia or business.

All stories can be expanded with embedded videos, images, sounds and even 1-click documents like birth certificates or citations.

Browse our stories for ideas and inspiration. We are happy to hear your views and ideas for your own ancestor’s story to share with the world.

The clock is ticking for ancestor golden moments

We suggest you start now with our expert tips, hints and pointers to help you to Search | Write | Publish your family narrative masterwork.

HMS Beagle beached for hull repairs. Was your ancestor a crew member?

HMS Beagle beached for repairs.
Was your ancestor onboard?

Naturalist, Charles Darwin was – and he compiled a detailed crew list for this world voyage (1831-1836) that included sailors from HMS Beagle’s first voyage and some who also served for the third and last survey. Crew were lost at sea while others left. Suggest family history researchers cross-check all online lists to be certain. Beagle reached the Galapagos Islands on 15 September 1835 – and that was the start of Darwin’s theories on evolution.
: : Another story of the sea – with the Beatles.

Image: Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, USA.

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