February: Ancestors

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Do you know who you are? Of course, you know your name, address and place of birth. But what about your parents and grandparents? Do you know where they came from and what they did for a living? Perhaps you should do.

During the many series of Who Do You Think You Are:

  • Lesley Garret discovered her great-great grandfather was suspected of killing his wife.
  • Alan Cumming discovered that the 'accidental shooting' of his grandfather was actually a result of his playing Russian Roulette.
  • And Alex Kingston discovered her 'inner whore' when she found out her 4x grandmother ran a house of ill-repute.
  • So let's celebrate our ancestors. Write an account based on your grandfather's experience in the First World War. Tell us about your great aunt who came from India. Tell an Ellis Island story, or an adventure in the Canadian Rockies, Australian Outback, or veldt. Or research and write about a historical event in which they took part. And send poems and photos.

    The revelations may not be as shocking as those above, but we all have a history to reveal, so share it with us.

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