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Tamzin Outhwaite 20th August 2014

Former Eastenders actress Tamzin Outhwaite discovers true East End roots, and finds out more about her Italian ancestry, and the hardships they endured. Read full article...

Brian Blessed 13th August 2014

We look at the story of legendary actor Brian Blessed who was born in Mexborough, Yorkshire to parents William Blessed and Hilda Wall. Read full article...

Julie Walters 6th August 2014

We look at the story of award winning actress Julie Walters, recipient of a number of BAFTA awards and star of Educating Rita, Mamma Mia! and Harry Potter fame. She has a very dramatic Irish ancestry and a story of a tragic loss in the First World War. Read full article...

The Harrods Employees who went to War 24th June 2014

From working at London's finest department store to making the ultimate sacrifice for their Country: TheGenealogist looks at the Harrods employees who fought and died in the Great War. Read full article...

Was your ancestor held as a Prisoner of War in World War One? 23rd May 2014

Prisoners of War are often forgotten in Great War commemorations but many thousands of British and Commonwealth troops suffered the dreadful hardships of captivity, some for almost the full duration of the war. You can now search over 80,000 records at TheGenealogist. Read full article...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Every year the popular BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? brings us a host of new and exciting stories. We have taken a look at each celebrity as they journey into their family history, and you can read about their discoveries in our articles.

Click here to read stories from the latest series.

Julie Walters

You can also read the stories of celebrities from previous series:

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 10 (2013)

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 9 (2012)

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 8 (2011)

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 7 (2010)

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