We’re here to help – 7 days a week!

Posted by on 28 April 2011 in Company News, General

We want to help you discover more about your family’s past. To that end, we’re increasing the hours our expert advisers are available to take your calls. From the 1st May, our helpline will be open 7 days a week. We’ve also recently extended the hours we’re available during the week so now, we’ll now… Read more

The origins of wedding traditions

Posted by Karen Richardson on 26 April 2011 in Record Collections

With the inescapable theme of weddings continuing this week, I thought I would do some research into common wedding traditions and where they originate from. Most are familiar with the old rhyme of  “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” but few are aware of the end line “a silver sixpence in her… Read more

Another Easter treat…

Posted by Susan Moncur on 22 April 2011 in General, Record Collections

To further celebrate the forthcoming nuptials of Kate and Wills – and to offer all of you an Easter treat – we’re making ALL our Canadian marriage records FREE from 22nd to 30th April. From today until 30th April you can access not only all the England and Wales Marriage Indexes but also ALL Canadian… Read more

Liverpool baptism, marriage and burial registers

Posted by on 20 April 2011 in Record Collections

Today we launched online the Liverpool Catholic Registers, 1750-1900 and the Liverpool Church of England Parish Registers, 1659-1974; both of which are vital resources for anyone researching their Merseyside roots before Civil Registration in 1837. Parish records are fantastic surrogate for BMD records, so these will be of monumental importance for anyone with Liverpudlian ancestors.… Read more

Updated…Ask the Experts

Posted by Aimee McIntosh on 12 April 2011 in General, Record Collections, Site Features

In this month’s issue of Updated one of our resident Ask the Experts Chris Paton answers some puzzling questions. Chris Paton is an expert in English, Scottish and Irish family and runs the Scotland’s Greatest Story research service. This month he solves a puzzling census mystery and explains how a missing maiden name can be… Read more

World War I sacrifices at sea

Posted by Russell James on 8 April 2011 in General, Record Collections

When I think about World War I, I picture trench warfare on the Western Front. I don’t think I’m alone in that – memories of the conflict tend to focus on the sacrifices of the Army in France and Belgium. The actions of our Navy – equally courageous and vital to the War effort –… Read more