Irish records – a history unlocked

Posted by Russell James on 14 March 2011 in General, Record Collections

We took a trip over the Irish Sea this morning, and released a raft of new records that will help people all over the world to uncover their Irish roots. Our four new collections date from the 19th century, providing a detailed view of life before and during the Great Famine. This tragedy brought about mass… Read more

The story of The Foundling Hospital in 18th Century London

Posted by Karen Richardson on 10 March 2011 in General

I recently visited the fascinating Threads of Feeling exhibition at The Foundling Museum near Russell Square in London. The museum provides an absorbing insight into 18th century London and tells of the work of the Foundling Hospital, which took in children whose parents could not support them or who were abandoned, from 1739 through to the… Read more

Census unplugged: how census looks on the inside

Posted by on 9 March 2011 in General, Guest Bloggers

By Helen Fisher, the 2011 Census Digital Marketing Team Content Editor  When I first came to work for the census back in 2009, my knowledge of it was limited.  All I knew was that it was about a big form that everyone had to fill in, was taken once every ten years and helped the… Read more

New iPad and iPhone app

Posted by Charlene Chen on 8 March 2011 in General, Site Features

How would you like to be able to see and navigate your family tree on your iPhone or iPad so you can more easily share family stories visually?  How would you like to be able to view the Census and other records you’ve attached to people in your family tree on your iPhone… Read more