We asked you what got you into genealogy research. Your responses were inspiring and surprising in equal measure...

We all have different reasons for wanting to discover where we've come from. Some want to solve a family mystery, others like the challenge of piecing together the puzzle of their past. To find out exactly what inspired you to start your family history journey we took to Facebook and Twitter and reached out to the masses.


Here are Some of our Favourite Answers






This One Probably Sums Up How Most of Us Feel About Family Research


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