New Collection: UK Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy (1824-1910)

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 14, 2015 in Collections, United Kingdom

More than 340,000 historic Merchant Navy apprentice records have been published online for the first time – shedding light on life at sea during the 19th and 20th centuries. Historic records detail apprentices and their masters in the Merchant Navy  Collection features famous ships such as the RMS Britannia and the Cutty Sark, which can… Read more

Family Traditions and Memories from the Kitchen

Posted by Jocelyn Delk Adams on September 12, 2015 in Guest Bloggers

This is a guest post by Jocelyn Delk-Adams, author of “Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories” published by Agate Surrey. Each recipe in my family is like a piece of fabric. When sewn together, they become a quilt of sorts, woven with a myriad of memories. The beginning thread of this quilt is my maternal… Read more

An Artist Finds Her Roots with Ancestry

Posted by Amy Stewart on September 11, 2015 in In The Community

I’ve known artist Joan Gold for ten years. One day, she happened to mention to me that she’d always wondered about her family history. I’d only recently become addicted to Ancestry as part of researching my novel Girl Waits with Gun, so I jumped at the chance to look into her family tree. I pulled… Read more

Top Five Queen Elizabeth II Facts and Top Tips for Tracing Your Royal Ancestry

Posted by Brian Gallagher on September 9, 2015 in Research, United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain’s longest reigning monarch today – having been on the throne for 63 years, seven months and two days, equalling the record held by her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria.      Top Five Queen Elizabeth II Facts   The Queen will have plenty of people to celebrate the milestone with; Our… Read more