Researching ancestry and discovering our family roots has become an increasingly popular pastime and has captured a worldwide audience.
As early as the 17th century, history has witnessed mass emigration from the U.K. to the United States and census records estimate that over 80 million American citizens are of British or Irish descent.
If you are interested in finding the origin of your family roots and tracing the subsequent lines of descent – for whatever reason – the internet is the best place to start your genealogy search.
Genealogy is the study of family ancestry and lineage and there are numerous user friendly websites and search engines available to you via the internet – some of which offer a free trial period to get you started!
Whether you are researching your English, Irish, and Scottish or Welsh ancestry, click onto the relevant link where you will find some brief background information, search preparation tips and recommended ancestry sites to best suit your quest.