WHO do you think you are?
A familiar question which, if you say it that way, is likely to recall
scenes of childhood chastisement, run-ins with authority and,
worryingly, an annoying catchy hit from the Spice Girls circa 1997. For
growing numbers of people, however, the question has led them back in
time to uncover family history and, in the process, clues to their own
identities. Spurred on by easy access to Internet-based information and
the desire to find our place in the global village, armchair genealogy
has become one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world.