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Discoveries How I Found Out I'm Descended From Royalty

I'm not sure how I feel about being a descendant of King Henry I of England, I suppose it depends on what kind of person he was. You've helped me get excited to learn so much more. Not just about King Henry, Samuel and my other Appleton ancestors, but about the many other lines of my family.

Discoveries The Remarkable Story of My Brave Anzac Ancestor

Through Findmypast I found a private letter from Lieutenant H.V Throssell to his commanding officer commending the efforts of my great uncle. He spoke about my great uncle for years after the war as he toured Australia recalling the moments resulting in his Victoria Cross award. It fills me with pride to know that one of Australia's bravest men commends my ancestor for his bravery!

Our records My Favourite Findmypast Records...

The newspaper archive is my favourite because I have actors in my family tree. The only way to find them is to search the newspapers for reviews and then go through all the possible variations of the surnames they might be using in the area given for the dates. I have found so much about them simply through this archive.