Researching family history can be absolutely fascinating. Why not get involved? 
Below are some useful tips and insights from the founder of Footsteps Family, Ben Nicholls, an acknowledged industry expert and trusted advisor, which will hopefully trigger some thoughts or ideas. 

Posts from May 2018

My family history never ceases to amaze me, even after exploring it for 16 years, but what happened the other day really blew me away! I was subject to an incredible coincidence the likes of which I have never experienced before and doubt I will again. 
I was at my Godparents’ house ( people still have Godparents?!). Anyway, they were telling me about an antiques fayre they had recently been to. My Godfather handed me a small silver snuff box that he had just added to his collection. 
Fathers are special to us all year round. But once a year we get an official opportunity to say a proper thank you. 
Father’s Day has been celebrated on the 19th of March since the Middle Ages as this as St Joseph’s Day, the earthly father of Jesus. This is still the case in most of Latin America.  
However, many European countries and America have adopted the third Sunday of June to celebrate Father's Day, which this year is the 17th. 
But what if you want to make this Father’s Day even more special? As well as spending time with him, why not give him a unique and deeply personal present that really shows how much you value him...? 
Knowing about your ancestors and what they did is great, and learning about their lives by reading books and watching documentaries is interesting. 
But what if you could take this to another level? What if you could actually live a day in the life of your ancestors? 
At Footsteps we take you back in time and make that happen. You can spend the day with an expert who will be able to give you a unique understanding of your ancestors’ lives. 
The beautiful and historic town of Windsor is gaining a bit of a reputation for celebrating love in the face of adversity.  
When King Edward VIII abdicated to marry his American sweetheart Wallis Simpson, he took the title of Duke of Windsor. Windsor was also where Prince Charles married his life-long love, Camilla Parker-Bowles. 
And on the 19th of May this year, the tradition will continue with Prince Harry, as he marries American divorcee Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. 
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