Welcome! My name is Daniel, and this is The Genealogy Corner, my website dedicated to genealogy and family history. I invite you to explore the many articles I’ve published over the years, where I discuss some of my favourite genealogical resources as well as first-hand experiences researching not just my family tree but also as I unearthed other people’s fascinating family history.
I first became interested in genealogy when I was about ten, when I was shown a diagram of a branch of my family tree that a distant relative had drawn up. I instantly became fascinated by the fact that, unknown to me, I was an integral part of a huge puzzle that I call my family. My insatiable appetite for knowledge and unravelling mysteries has led me to where I am today: I help others crack their genealogical brick-walls, take an active role in social media platforms dedicated to genealogy, and I write articles for my own website and family history magazines worldwide.
Over the years, my research has taken me to many places across Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States. Of course, a great deal of this research would not have been possible without the tremendous help offered by many invaluable resources online, from family history websites to other collaborative spaces – but nothing beats visiting an archive and uncovering old documents and manuscripts which have remained unopened for decades – if not centuries!
Everyone researches their family for different reasons. I personally believe genealogy should not just tackle the question “how far can you go back in time?”, but of knowing who you are and who were those individuals who shaped the family you were born into and/or who brought you up. In my opinion, tracing your lineage back several centuries is relatively pointless if you don’t investigate the links in between and the individual stories that make up your family history. It is discovering these little details which makes genealogy such a fascinating personal journey.
My own research has unearthed truly remarkable stories, from social scandals to family tragedies, from bigamous marriages to murders. I have so far successfully traced my ancestry back to the 15th century through several of my ancestral lines, and I have found ancestors who lived as far afield as England, Wales, Italy, Spain and the United States. As of 2019 my family tree file features well over 26,000 individuals living on all five continents. Thus, I have created this blog, to share with you my family’ past, so their stories will not be forgotten in the future.
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