Heritage photos showing a female bus conductor at work, and fishermen standing by the shore with their nets and catch

Occupation of the Day Christmas Quiz 2023

Another year draws to a close: where does the time go?

But have YOU been paying attention to the weird and wonderful historical occupations which have featured in my #OccupationOfTheDay posts on social media? And would you like to turn that knowledge into a chance to win one of this year’s most highly-rated history books?… Read the rest

Three boxed DNA testing kits are on a wooden table surface: two kits are in navy boxes from Ancestry, and the remaining kit in the middle is a colourful box from My Heritage

Would you like a free autosomal DNA kit?

I have three autosomal DNA kits to give away: two Ancestry kits and one MyHeritage kit. If you’re over 18 and a UK resident, then you can find details of how to apply for one of these below. Submissions will remain open until the end of April 2023, so get your application in as soon as you can.… Read the rest