Family Tree Maker 2011 is here!

Posted by Charlene Chen on 29 October 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN  (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) You’ve been waiting patiently and it’s finally here! Family Tree Maker 2011 introduces more than 100 enhancements (many based on customer requests) to help you create your family story like never before. Here are just a few of the exciting new features you’ll enjoy: Smart Stories—a narrative tool. If you’ve always… Read more

Records of the U.S.’s hardest historical villains now online!

Posted by on 21 October 2010 in General, Record Collections

 I’ve always had a strange fascination with the underworld. Criminals, prisons, gangsters – you name it, I’m interested.  So you can imagine my delight when I learnt that we were to publish 75,000 prison records from four of the US’s most notorious penitentiaries!  Alcatraz, Leavenworth, McNeil Island and Atlanta – if buildings could tell a… Read more

Were your ancestors students at the University of London?

Posted by Kelly on 19 October 2010 in Record Collections

By Richard Temple, Archivist of Senate House Library, University of London One of my responsibilities since becoming the archivist at Senate House Library, University of London has been to answer queries from family historians.   We are limited in terms of the amount of research we can do for genealogical researchers by restrictions on the use… Read more