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

History of the Cornwall County Gaol records

Posted by Bryony Partridge on April 1, 2016 in Collections

 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 the Cornwall County Gaol, which may be particularly helpful for those searching the newly released Cornwall collections. One of the most enjoyable aspects… Read more

How to make the most of your ProGenealogists consultation at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016

Posted by Bryony Partridge on March 31, 2016 in Who Do You Think You Are?

For the first time, AncestryProGenealogists will offer 45-minute, one-on-one consultations with our team of experts at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Birmingham from 7th-9th April 2016. Ancestry’s in-house research department has explored the genealogy of countless celebrities for television show, Who Do You Think You Are? and now it could be your… Read more

My family involvement in the Easter Rising 1916

Posted by Bryony Partridge on March 26, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Rhona Murray, Family Historian at Ancestry, shares her family’s story and their involvement in the Easter Rising 1916. My great grandfather was a hard man. John Poole, father to 13 children and husband to Bridget Gibson. He had been toughened by life experiences. Born in Dublin in 1896, he grew up in a tenement house… 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