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Down the Mine at 89: “Retirement” Age in Victorian England

Posted on September 2, 2014 in Family History

Analysis of historic census records reveals the majority of over-65s in Victorian England worked full-time – Ancestry.com Victorian census reveals farmers, miners, servants and cleaners in their 80s or 90s More than half (57 percent) of people had to work beyond the age of 65 compared to just 10 percent today Records also show how… Read more

Simple Family Questions Uncover Shocking Family Secrets for KSTP Minneapolis Anchor Bill Lunn

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

When news anchor Bill Lunn approached ancestry.com experts for help answering questions about his great-great-grandfather, he hoped to learn more about his family’s origins. What he didn’t expect was a transatlantic treasure hunt that would reveal shocking family secrets and monumentally change his own sense of identity. Lunn knew that his great-great-grandfather, Nikolas, immigrated to… Read more