With some easily learned knowledge you can unravel the tangled roots and branches of your family tree.   In fact...

"All You Need, To Quickly Build Your English Family Tree, Is To Be Shown What Resources, Databases and Archives Will Help You Find Your Ancestors... I'll Do That In Easy To Read Installments That You Study At Your Own Pace!

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Hello, I am Nick Thorne,

At this time there are more people than ever who are wondering where they came from and what their ancestors did.

Never before has it been possible for the average person, with just a home connection to the internet, to research their family history so easily! At least that is what they would have you believe.

Tracing your family tree is billed as being simpler than ever to do, thanks to personal computers and the Internet. But while you don't have to go to dusty libraries to make a start on rooting out your family branches anymore, it's still not as straightforward as it seems on the Genealogy TV shows, or the big genealogical websites would have you believe, from their advertising.

I see those TV commercials for ancestry look-up-sites and it all seems like you just click! click! click! and hey presto: instant information on your great-great grandparents. It's frustrating when it is not that easy.


I'm a family historian and I have traced my roots back for hundreds of years in both England and Scotland. I've been researching for more than nine years and I've had some terrific success. I've found family members, previously hidden within the census databases, by using my knowledge of the pitfalls of this government data collection.

So many people lose a past family member who has not been counted in one census or another, for some reason. Perhaps the problem is that their ancestor is there, in the census data, but has been enumerated under another name other than the one expected.

These family tree researchers get frustrated and plunge in to the data set and spot a name that is the same as an ancestor of theirs. They then end up latching onto completely the wrong family tree, because they're not analyzing the information correctly.

It's actually quite a common problem, for a lot of amateur family historians, both at beginners level and even for those intermediate level researchers.

Many folks will also start by making a big leap across the world and travel to their family's homeland, without knowing how to productively spend their time when they get there.

I can show you the best way to break down these brick walls and the tricks that a good genealogist would use to work their way around the blockade... to spring over it, or to get under it!

I was like many of you, when I started out. I had seen the British Genealogy documentary television series Who Do You Think You Are? This was way back in 2004, when it was first broadcast in the United Kingdom.

The programme, featured, as it still does today, a celebrity that went on a journey to discover their roots. Along the way the celeb found out about ancestors in their family tree. An incredible eight series have been broadcast that regularly attract an audience in Britain of 6 million viewers!

Ten international adaptations of the show have been produced in America, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Norway, Poland and South Africa.

Way back in October 2004 I saw the second episode of the first series. You see, at that time I wasn't really that interested in the concept of family history to have even bothered to watch the first episode!

It was here that I saw that it was possible to go online and look up your family in the 1901 census. At that time this was the latest that was available for England Wales and I got to thinking that my grandfather would have been alive at that time, albeit as a young child.

All that I knew was that his name was Hubert Thorne. But I didn't know the names of his parents, my great-grandparents... so I asked my dad what his grandfather was called. I figured that I could identify the correct Hubert Thorne, when I looked in the online census, once I had their names from my dad.

My father thought for a moment and said... "Well, we called him Grandpa."

Agh! So no help there then!

I cast my mind back to my own childhood and remembered a kindly great-aunt called Aunty Winnie. My logic was that I would search for a Hubert and a Winnie as children in a household in Paignton, Devon, where I thought the family came from.

But Winnie was in fact Eveline Winifred and so she was enumerated as Eveline W Thorne in the census... So you see it was not as easy as it had looked to me in the TV programme. How many of you have found that, I wonder?

If you are curious to know how I eventually found the correct household, well the answer is that I went back to basics! I asked more members of the family to tell me what they remembered about our relations.

This is the proper way to begin family research and this is what I teach in my tutorials.

With some family information duly gathered I then did a course, very similar to the one that I am offering here. It cut through the problems, explained some of the tips and tricks that professional genealogists use and showed me how to get the best out of the websites and databases out there.

I was taught how to work laterally to find forebears (ancestors to you and me), I discovered techniques that made it easy to push over some of my brick walls and from that day on I've used these tools to advance my own family tree and to help others to push theirs back several generations.

I have traced one English line to 1700s Devon, and a Scottish line back to the 1200s - which is very rare indeed! I can't promise that you will get back that far, as my success with that Scots branch was because one of my ancestors, several generations back, came from an aristocratic family and so they feature on a pedigree that had been completed by the family's genealogists some years back.

In this course Anthony Adolph, a professional genealogist and author, has written a lesson for us on tracing aristocratic ancestors. He explains how many more of us, than we may think, have these types of ancestors; even if we are descended from them "on the wrong side of the blanket"!

There are contributions from other professional genealogists and online content providers including Mark Bayley, Head of Online Content at TheGenealogist. And, of course, there are those lessons written by myself from the practical experience I've gained of disentangling my roots and branches.



Over the years I have created and published several different kinds of tutorials in the British family history niche including a package about Beginning Family History that got the following review from Ancestry.co.uk's UK PR Manager Annabel Bernhardt at that time:

"... will no doubt help lots of people starting out in family history research."

I have also released a Family History Help Product as an Audio CD. This is an in-depth Question and Answer Audio CD format had the following review in a nationally respected family history magazine in Britain:

"The one-hour tutorial concisely describes the use of key pre-1837 records, addressing both those that can be found online and those that will require a trip to a local studies centre or record office.

...some good teaching points are made."

Family History Monthly Issue 199, August 2011.



Both these products are still available from my NoseyGenealogist website.


But now I'm offering my most in depth English and Welsh family-tree-research training ever. You'll get 52 weekly tutorials delivered to your computer, so that you can study them at your own speed and at the time that you want!

I'm calling this course the "Family History Researcher Academy"


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After you have seen how valuable the course is I am sure that you will agree to stay on as a member for £9.95 a month over the next 11 months. You will receive another 50 tutorials in that time, as long as you remain a member.

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What other information can be used to build the story of your ancestor's life? (We all know that cold statistics like date of birth marriage and death can be so boring!)

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