Ed Balls

Edward Michael Balls is a British broadcaster, writer, economist, professor and former Labour politician who served as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2011 to 2015. As a child he grew up in a family that wanted to make the world a better place. Ed knows very little about his family history and he sets out to discover what kind of characters his ancestors were. Warning! Article contains spoilers for the programme to be broadcast Tuesday 30th November 2021. Continue reading Ed Balls's Who Do You Think You Are? Journey...

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Saturday 19th September 2022, 10:00-16:30 (British Summer Time)

The Family History Show is going online! Now you can attend from wherever you are in the world!

  • Free talks all day, available for 72 hours so no need to stay up late if you're in a different time zone!
  • Experts on hand to help with your queries via video chat
  • Many family history societies, archives and companies will all be attending via video chat

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Ed Balls

Edward Michael Balls is a British broadcaster, writer, economist, professor and former Labour politician who served as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2011 to 2015. As a child he grew up in a family that wanted to make the world a better place. Ed knows very little about his family history and he sets out to discover what kind of characters his ancestors were. Warning! Article contains spoilers for the programme to be broadcast Tuesday 30th November 2021. Continue reading Ed Balls's Who Do You Think You Are? Journey...

Come and see us at The Family History Show Online!

Saturday 19th September 2022, 10:00-16:30 (British Summer Time)

The Family History Show is going online! Now you can attend from wherever you are in the world!

  • Free talks all day, available for 72 hours so no need to stay up late if you're in a different time zone!
  • Experts on hand to help with your queries via video chat
  • Many family history societies, archives and companies will all be attending via video chat

Purchase Tickets

Early Bird Offer! Tickets Just £7.00 when purchased before the day

Magazine Reviews


WDYTYA Magazine“TheGenealogist has an excellent search option that lets you search for a family using just first names.”
Sarah Williams, Editor - Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

Your Family Tree Magazine“The Genealogist is a great place to search for your ancestors and the details of their lives, using a combination of simple and advanced search facilities and a huge variety of the most vital records and resources for family history.”
Adam Rees, Editor - Your Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine“Top marks to TheGenealogist for their All-in-One search. For relevant, easy-to-view, detailed search results this is the search site to use. Combine it with the new phonetic search tool to make even better family history discoveries.”
Helen Tovey, Editor - Family Tree Magazine

Your Family History Magazine“The unique Non-Conformist records on TheGenealogist.co.uk are invaluable.” 
Laura Berry, Editor - Your Family History Magazine

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