Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Who Do You Think You Are? Story

FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) and Wall to Wall Television, the independent production company which produces Who Do You Think You Are for the BBC (and which owns the format) have a new project on the cards, launching soon. Here's the release:

Findmypast and Wall to Wall are to celebrate 10 years of Who Do You Think You Are? by launching a commercial website and online product the Who Do You Think You Are? Story website.

In celebration of the brand’s tenth birthday, leading family history site, findmypast.co.uk has teamed up with Wall to Wall to create Who Do You Think You Are? Story. This site will allow all fans to create their own personalised Who Do You Think You Are? story quickly and easily, and share it with friends and family.

Fans simply need to add in the details they know about their own immediate family, and Who Do You Think You Are? Story will create a unique visual experience. Not only will it feature key events in their own family's history, but it will also pull in important contemporary issues which would have had an impact on their lives.

Wall to Wall has commissioned Findmypast to draw on its extensive archive of historical records, British newspaper cuttings, exclusive images, war records and much more, so that the commercial site Who Do You Think You Are? Story can bring history to life. The site will go live in the next few weeks but fans can sign up to receive news of the site's launch from today at http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarestory.com.

The site has been designed to cater for those who have done little or no family history research as well as those who have already started their own research.

The site will launch soon, though no date has been set as yet.

(With thanks to Alex Cox)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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