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Who Are the Most Likely Homeowners in the U.S.?

Posted on October 29, 2014 in Family History

Members of the armed services are among those least likely to own a home in the United States, according to a new analysis from the research team at Ancestry. We analyzed 112 years of U.S. Federal Census data to better understand the connection between occupation and home ownership across the nation over the last century.… Read more

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 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 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