Have you got engineering ancestors?

Posted by Miriam Silverman on 24 September 2010 in General, Record Collections

Have you got engineering ancestors?  If so, then the engineers’ records at the mechanical, electrical and civil engineering institutes in London are well worth a visit. Engineering professions expanded massively in the 19th century and people applied for membership and then took examinations, which were set by the Institutes.  The directories and ledgers held at… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? – Lisa Kudrow’s distressing tale

Posted by Russell James on 20 September 2010 in General

 There are some annoying elements to the American episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? – the celebrities’ apparent need to respond to every piece of information with “wow” is top of my list. Nonetheless, they have provided us with some fascinating stories. Lisa Kudrow‘s episode last night was another of those. We’ve seen… Read more

Indexing Feedback blog category

Posted by Web Operations on 20 September 2010 in Record Collections

  Thanks for leaving comments on our Indexing Feedback blog category, which was in testing only yesterday but will soon be live on our blog. Your comments have been fed back to both our development and indexing teams. Once the Indexing Feedback blog is live, you will have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback on… Read more

Browse the Place Pages

Posted by Charlene Chen on 16 September 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) I posted a blog about the new pages in new search a while ago.  But there were so many changes that I think each one should have a dedicated post.  The location of an Ancestor’s birth or residence greatly influenced their life story.  By browsing by location, I found… Read more

NEW prison records at Ancestry.co.uk

Posted by Dan Jones on 15 September 2010 in General, Record Collections

This week we’re releasing more fascinating criminal and prison records on Ancestry.co.uk.  The Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books and the Licenses of Parole for Female Convicts are very different record sets, but both represent a vivid snapshot into the criminal justice system of the 19th century. This is a great opportunity to see if… Read more