Birmingham Pub Blacklist Now Online

Posted by on 31 March 2010 in Record Collections

Recently we launched online what has become one of my favourite collections ever! A collection of records detailing drunkards whose behavior resulted in them being barred from Birmingham pubs at the turn of the last century.  The Birmingham Pub Blacklist was compiled by the Watch Committee of the City of Birmingham which was created by… Read more

Family Tree Maker and GPS

Posted by Charlene Chen on 26 March 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN We’ve all been there. You’ve spent days (or years) looking for a relative’s grave, and when you finally locate it in a middle-of-nowhere cemetery, you realize that you’ll never remember how you got there. Or be able to explain to anyone else how find the same location. In years past… Read more

New filtering options coming to New Search

Posted by Karen Richardson on 19 March 2010 in Site Features

Welcome to the first Site Features blog post. We will be bringing you news of changes to search, trees and other areas of the site, some of which will be from our US colleagues who are also working on these features. Our first post is written by Anne Mitchell, who works on the search… Read more

Personal Accounts of the Irish Famine Now Online

Posted by on 16 March 2010 in Record Collections

Earlier this week we published online a fantastically rich collection of Irish records entitled the Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845 – 1847.  These 7000 original letters were written by Irish citizens who were requesting help during the Great Famine in the mid 19th century.   I was deeply touched upon reading these harrowing accounts of… Read more


Posted by on 10 March 2010 in General

Welcome to the Blog, created as a place for us to share the very latest news about new historical records, site features and our World Archives Project, and for our members to leave comments and interact with other Ancestry members. Please provide us with your thoughts and comments so that as we fine tune… Read more