Birmingham Pub Blacklist

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on March 28, 2010 in Content

Ancestry.com.au has launched the Birmingham Pub Blacklist, detailing the drunkards whose loutish behaviour saw them barred from the city’s pubs and clubs at the turn of the last century. This information was compiled by the Watch Committee of the City of Birmingham, which was set up by the police to enforce the Licensing Act of… Read more

Personal accounts of the Irish Famine now online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on March 17, 2010 in Content, Site Features

Earlier this week, Ancestry.com.au published online a fantastically rich collection of Irish records titled the Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845-1847. These 7,000 original letters were written by Irish citizens who were requesting help during the Great Famine in the mid 19th century. These harrowing accounts of life during the Famine provide a stark reminder… Read more