Sorry, I don’t bring news of another exciting record collection. Instead, I thought I should introduce myself. My name is Russell James, and I’m in the midst of my second week working for Ancestry.
Some of you may have come across my name before, and indeed I’ve probably spoken to many of you. My previous job was Editor of Your Family Tree magazine – in my opinion the best genealogy magazine on the market, but then I would say that, wouldn’t I?!
My new job here is Copy Manager. This basically means I’m responsible for all the words on the UK site. Well, any that are newly written – I don’t think I can take the blame for typos in 16th-century baptism registers!
I’m delighted to have joined Ancestry. It’s a really exciting place to work, especially at the moment – I was almost salivating reading the plans for new records over the next few months! I’m also pleased that I’ll be able to keep in touch with the friends I’ve made within genealogy, and carry on my work making the subject as clear and accessible as possible, albeit through a different medium.
I’ll also be posting my thoughts on all things genealogical here. I hope you’ll all let me know your opinions via the comments.