Polls

What Welsh counties do you have research interests in? Poll

Here are the results of our 28th Unlock the Past poll - What Welsh counties do you have ancestors from - or research interests in? Votes were cast by 228 people. The results are summarised in the table below.

A substantially higher percent of people voting (15.8%) had no Welsh research interests. This compares to just 2.5% for Scotland and 2.0% for Ireland.

What Scottish counties do you have research interests in? Poll

Here are the results of our 27th Unlock the Past poll - What Scottish counties do you have ancestors from - or research interests in? Votes were cast by 443 people. The results are summarised in the table below.

Almost everyone responding to the poll had Scottish ancestry - just 2.5% did not (very similar to the Irish poll result). The most common countries were Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Midlothian with over 20% of the voters indicating they have research interests in those counties.

What Irish counties do you have research interests in? Poll

Here are the results of our 26th Unlock the Past poll - What Irish counties do you have ancestors from - or research interests in? Votes were cast by 374 people. The results are summarised in the table below.

What wars did your family serve in? Poll

Here are the results of our 25th Unlock the Past poll - What wars did your ancestors or others on your family tree serve in? Votes were cast by 298 people. The results are summarised in the table below.

Almost all voters have someone in the family who served in the first and second world wars and close to 40 percent had a connection with the Boer war. Families continue to be linked with more recent wars as indicated by the numbers for the Korean (10.9%), Vietnam (23.4%) and other recent conflicts.

Do you have convicts in your heritage? Poll

Here are the results of our 24th Unlock the Past poll - Do you have convicts in your heritage? Votes were cast by 337 people.

What is the earliest known arrival date Poll

Here are the results of our 23rd Unlock the Past poll - What is the earliest known arrival date of any of your ancestors? Votes were cast by 458 people. The results are summarised in the table below - most people responding had an ancestor arrive before 1860 though some are very recent arrivals.

Which Genealogy Software Poll

Here are the results of our 22nd Unlock the Past poll - What genealogy software do you use? 239 people voted casting a total of 347 votes.

Types of History Poll

Here are the results of our 21st Unlock the Past poll - What types of history are you involved in? One hundred and two people voted casting a total of 342 votes. Obviously the predominant interests of those responding was family history (98%) but there is a broad range of interest in other areas of history as well with local history (43.1%) and social history (30.4%) being the most popular.

How committed are you to family/local history poll

Here are the results of our 20th Unlock the Past poll - How committed are you to family and local history? Two hundred and fifty-six people voted casting a total of 273 votes.

Clearly most people taking part in this poll are very committed to researching their family and local history - over 70 percent of those responding.

History-Genealogy Magazines Poll

Here are the results of our 19th Unlock the Past poll - What do you generally read in history/genealogy magazines? One hundred and sixty-eight people voted casting a total of 1605 votes.

Most of the article categories listed are read by more than 50 percent of readers (just a few exceptions).

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