Welcome to the Unmask the Past blog

Here we will be sharing not only our experiences and tips in research but also the more humorous, eccentric and eclectic records that we have come across over the years.

If you have found any interesting records or entries you would like to share, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

 

Don't go barking up the wrong family tree (part 1)

25 OCTOBER 2016 | POSTED BY ALISON BIGNELL

When I started researching my family tree, I made many rookie mistakes (to be fair, I was a rookie!). Sometimes the thrill of the chase meant I was less than methodical – a fatal error. There were so my potential sources of untapped information, I was like a kid in a sweet shop. I was constantly having to recheck things, sometimes returning to the sa...

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Like a job interview or a first date, first impressions are key...

02 OCTOBER 2016 | POSTED BY ALISON BIGNELL

With this in mind, here goes with my first blog post…. My name is Alison Bignell. I am an genealogist, archivist and records manager. And I have just launched Unmask the Past, providing family tree and archive research services. Don’t worry that’s all the business talk there’s going to be! On this blog I'll be talking about m...

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