Family lore has it that George was so heavily in debt by 1870 that he and his entire family fled England and headed toward Galveston, Texas…they would go on to achieve a level of success they probably never imagined possible when they stepped on the boat for Galveston
The actor's great grandfather abandoned his wife and child in England and fled down under
Rich Venezia reveals how he used our British newspaper collection to discover more about one of his ancestors
How one Findmypast user discovered her 17th century ancestor in our Lincolnshire Parish records
As passenger ships were requisitioned on the outbreak of war, many of the crews were left stranded without jobs or homes to go to
By using Findmypast, I learned about the frequency of my ancestors' surname and in conjunction with family tradition, I was able to narrow the search down to find a specific record confirming their origin in Kent, England.