Explore the history of The Royal Female Orphanage, Beddington

Posted by Bryony Partridge on April 5, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections, Guest Bloggers, United Kingdom

The below is a guest post from Kath Shawcross, Borough Archivist & Local Studies Manager at the London Borough of Sutton about the Royal Female Orphanage List of Children, 1890-1913. To explore this collection, head to Ancestry.co.uk  The Royal Female Orphanage in Beddington, originally known as the ‘Asylum or House of Refuge for Orphans and other Deserted Girls of Read More

8 Steps for Protecting Water-Damaged Photos

Posted by Maggie Mora on April 1, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

As April approaches and the rainy season begins, we’re sharing some tips on how to salvage water-damaged photos. At Storyhouse, we always encourage our clients to digitize all of their family memories and important documents before catastrophe strikes, but we know this isn’t always possible during sudden and unexpected bouts of inclement weather. Here is Read More

History of St Lawrence Asylum records

Posted by Bryony Partridge on April 1, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

The below is a guest post from Sally Pocock, who together with Patricia Fawcett, created and provided the indexes for our new Cornwall Collections. This post gives some further context and background history on St. Lawrence’s Asylum, which may be particularly helpful for those searching the newly released Cornwall collections. St. Lawrence’s Asylum in Bodmin was opened Read More

Researching Women in World War II

Posted by Jennifer Holik on March 25, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Wars are fought by men. Isn’t that what we are usually told? We have been so conditioned to look for records of men who participated that we often overlook the women who were involved. Many women participated in the war effort for World War II on the home front, taking jobs vacated by men who were Read More

Be Our Next Ancestry Storyteller

Posted by Jessica Murray on March 23, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Share your Ancestry success story with the world! Have you discovered your ancestors unique history or unlocked a family legend using Ancestry or AncestryDNA? Tell us about it and you could be the star in our next Ancestry TV commercial!* You’ll find our video submission site here. Film your answers to the following questions about your experience Read More