Discover your heritage: a history of Irish surnames

Discover your heritage: a history of Irish surnames
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Discover your heritage: a history of Irish surnames

Date: Wednesday July 28, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
As part of our blog series exploring ancestry and heritage, we’ve been exploring common surnames from different parts of the UK, and learning more about the history of these names. Hundreds of years ago, surnames were added on as the population grew to distinguish different people. Now, a surname is a strong tie to our […]
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The history of Scottish clans, explore your ancestry
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The history of Scottish clans, explore your ancestry

Date: Wednesday July 28, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
Clans are an integral part of Scottish history, and throughout the world millions of people of Scottish descent take pride in their clan and common kinship with others bearing the same surname. Surnames offer us a sense of identity, and learning more about where we come from helps to improve our wellbeing and provides us […]
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Common English surname types explored
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Common English surname types explored

Date: Thursday June 24, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
In our previous blog post, the My Story Told team found out some interesting facts behind Welsh surnames and their origins. This research got us thinking about the variety of different surnames across the whole UK, and the origins and stories behind each of them. This time we’re taking a look into some of the […]
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Celebrate Father’s Day with the gift of storytelling…
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Celebrate Father’s Day with the gift of storytelling…

Date: Thursday June 17, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
Get 20% off all biographies for Fathers and Grandfathers Capture your dad’s story in a beautiful book….Let his story live on forever with the help of a professional writer. With just a few days to go Father’s Day, the team at My Story Told want to celebrate it in our own special way by offering […]
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5 ways to ensure your family legacy continues
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5 ways to ensure your family legacy continues

Date: Tuesday June 15, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
Preserving your family legacy isn’t simply about heirlooms and property – there’s so much more to our family history than can be found listed in a will, such as our thoughts, feelings and memories. These are what really make a person unique, and the types of things our ancestors will really love to know about […]
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The Origins of Seven Common Welsh Surnames
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The Origins of Seven Common Welsh Surnames

Date: Tuesday May 25, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
It’s a well-known fact that the most common surname in Wales is Jones, and it’s very likely you know at least one or two personally (we’d be impressed if you didn’t!) There are many popular Welsh surnames, but have you ever taken the time to wonder where these originate from? We’ve been doing some digging […]
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Looking back on your family tree
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Looking back on your family tree

Date: Wednesday May 5, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
What do you wish you knew about your family that ancestry searches can’t show? The internet can provide some amazing facts to document our family history, but what these searches don’t show is the real person, or the emotions behind these moments. The My Story Told team came up with a list of some of […]
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World Book Night 2021
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World Book Night 2021

Date: Thursday April 22, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
Tonight, our team will be celebrating World Book Night by settling down with some quality stories for some well-deserved reading time – will you be joining in? World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others […]
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7 questions you should ask yourself before telling your life story
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7 questions you should ask yourself before telling your life story

Date: Friday March 26, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
When you decide to tell the story of your life, the task ahead can seem overwhelming. Knowing that by attempting it you will be providing a unique historic document and legacy for your family and wider community can, in some ways, make it even more daunting. It might seem too difficult and time-consuming to embark […]
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How to create a lasting legacy for future generations
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How to create a lasting legacy for future generations

Date: Friday March 26, 2021 | By: Chris Norman
When thinking of creating a lasting legacy in printed form, the famous – and infamous – usually spring to mind, however, it isn’t just the reserve of the rich and famous, everyone can create this kind of legacy. Your life has so much meaning to those around you, so why not create a unique way […]
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