Who Do You Think You Are? returns!

Posted by Russell James on 19 July 2010 in General

Who Do You Think You Are? returns to our screens tonight, with an episode dedicated to the nation’s favourite octogenarian, Bruce Forsyth. This Brucie Bonus marks the start of a full series of UK programmes – indeed, the 2010 Who Do You Think You Are? run will be the longest for six years, as nine… Read more

Has British folklore doomed our summer?

Posted by Susan Moncur on 16 July 2010 in General

I felt a sense of apprehension yesterday when I looked out of the office window to see the sheets of rain hitting the Thames. Not only did I wonder where such rain had come from, but I remembered the old British folklore of Saint Swithun’s day. Sitting at work, I had a vivid recollection of… Read more

Link photos to sources in your family tree

Posted by Charlene Chen on 16 July 2010 in Record Collections

AUTHORED BY KENNY FREESTONE (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) You’ve likely heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to creating source citations in your family tree, it is so true.  We have recently added the ability to associate pictures and scanned documents to source citations you have created in your family tree,… Read more

Australian roots?

Posted by Russell James on 15 July 2010 in Record Collections

A colleague told me an amazing statistic today. Apparently 1 in 3 people in Britain has a link to Australia in their family. I know that British people played a huge part in populating the former colony through the 19th and 20th centuries. Even so, I thought this was astounding – it just shows how easily your roots… Read more

Updated new search homepage, place pages, recent searches & recently viewed collections

Posted by Charlene Chen on 14 July 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) We  listened to your feedback and we are updating our search pages (New Search only). We gathered input from members through many sources and consolidated your feedback.  You asked for improved navigation, maps, shortcuts to your favorite data collections, easier access to recent searches and more browsing options. You… Read more

Our volunteer day at Osterley park

Posted by Karen Richardson on 9 July 2010 in General

Yesterday was our inaugural Ancestry.co.uk volunteer day where the UK office decamped to Osterley Park, a National Trust property in west London, to provide our fence painting services. We have been working with the National Trust since March and hope to combine our historical resources and expertise to raise awareness of conserving our shared UK… Read more