Ancestry Search: Place Filters on New Advanced Search

Posted by Charlene Chen on 30 April 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY ANNE MITCHELL (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) This year one of the things we are focusing on is adding new ways for you to control what’s returned in your search results. Over the past few months, we have already launched improvements to wildcards, Collection Filters, and Record Type Filters. Earlier this week Tony Macklin announced that… Read more

Ancestry Search: Name Filters on New Advanced Search

Posted by Charlene Chen on 30 April 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY ANNE MITCHELL (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) This year one of the things we are focusing on is adding new ways for you to control what’s returned in your search results. Over the past few months, we have already launched improvements to wildcards, Collection Filters, and Record Type Filters. Earlier this week Tony Macklin announced that… Read more

Who Do You Think You ‘Ooo-argh’?

Posted by on 29 April 2010 in Company News

Cameron, Clegg and Brown farming roots revealed Whilst Clegg, Cameron and Brown won’t be ‘counting their chickens’ just yet, that’s exactly what their ancestors were doing 140 years ago: they were all farmers working just a few hundred miles apart. Cameron’s 3x great-grandfather, William Cameron, is listed in 1851 census as a farmer in Invernesshire,… Read more

Is this the World’s longest document?

Posted by Dan Jones on 26 April 2010 in General, Record Collections

As the guy who is responsible for finding records which will be of interest to our members and putting them online, I confess I get to visit some fantastic archives and see many great historical manuscripts.  A trip to Ireland last week however, introduced me to what I think might be the most unusual historical… Read more

Preview of Changes to Ancestry.co.uk Search

Posted by Charlene Chen on 23 April 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY TONY MACKLIN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) We’ve been working on some changes to search, and want to give you a preview before it’s finalised, so we’ve created a small guided tour. First of all, We’d like to say thanks to all of you who have put time into helping us, posting your feedback on the… Read more

Save the Scholars

Posted by Simon Ziviani on 12 April 2010 in Record Collections

Another great set of records from the London Metropolitan Archives is now available in the Ancestry World Archives Project for keying. The London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1841-1911 is a collection of school admission and discharge registers for pupils who attended no less than 843 London schools in the 19th and early 20th centuries.… Read more

Shoebox Tracks Records You Print and Download

Posted by Charlene Chen on 9 April 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY STEPHANIE CRUZ (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Have you ever lost track of a record you printed or downloaded that you want to go back to? You now have quick access to retrieve records you are storing offline.  Each time you print or download a record from Ancestry.co.uk, it will appear in your Shoebox in a… Read more