15 days – 15 FREE* collections!

Posted by Russell James on 30 September 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections

Over the next couple of weeks, we’re giving you free access to some of our most popular collections from around the world. Better yet, we’re helping you make the most of them with a series of quick tutorials. All you need is a spare 15 minutes every day! From October 1st-15th, we’re making another top collection free… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? – Richard Madeley uncovers his Canadian roots

Posted by Nicola Hardwick on 29 September 2011 in General, Record Collections

Following his mother’s well-documented and legendary Canadian lineage led to Richard Madeley uncovering some of the founding figures of America and Canada. Richard’s father Christopher, an Englishman, married Mary Claire during the 1950s, and Richard was born in Romford, Essex. His grandfather Hector emigrated from Scotland to Quebec, Canada, where he worked as a logger. Working the… Read more

Android Beta Testers Needed

Posted by Charlene Chen on 27 September 2011 in Site Features

We’ve been working hard on an Android version of the Ancestry mobile app, and we’re looking for Android users to help us test an early beta version. If you are interested in being a beta tester, regularly use an Android phone or tablet, and are an Ancestry subscriber, please click here to take a short… Read more

NEW Irish records

Posted by Kelly on 21 September 2011 in Record Collections

Today, we’ve exploded the myth that it’s always difficult to discover your family history in Ireland. We’ve released millions of new records to make it far easier to trace your roots on the Emerald Isle through the past 300 years. First, you’ll find a host of new Irish Catholic parish records from the 18th and… Read more

Postcard Poser – September

Posted by Kelly on 15 September 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  This one is really tricky as it’s just a regular street, albeit in one of the UK’s major city districts. For those who are new to this feature on our blog, every month we share a postcard-style photo taken somewhere in the UK. It could… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? – Alan Carr tracks a deserter

Posted by Susan Moncur on 15 September 2011 in General

I found Alan Carr’s Who Do You Think You Are? episode intriguing – I was constantly unsure what direction his tale was going to take. We started by exploring his northern mining roots. His grandfather Wilf Carr had all the promise to be a top footballer for Newcastle United only to be struck down by… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Find and Replace Tool

Posted by Charlene Chen on 13 September 2011 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Have you accidentally spelled an ancestor’s name incorrectly throughout your tree? Or discovered that a cemetery name you’ve recorded is actually the wrong cemetery? If you’re like me and make these types of mistakes regularly, you’re in luck. Family Tree Maker has a Find and Replace tool that… Read more

The Ancestry Academy is opening its doors…

Posted by Aimee McIntosh on 12 September 2011 in Record Collections

It’s that time of year, the summer’s drawing to an end, and you’ve probably packed the children or grandchildren off to school for another year. But we’re keen to make sure that it’s not just the little ones heading back to the classroom. In our quest to make sure you get the most from your… Read more

West Londoners: Celebrate Wormholt Park’s Centenary this Weekend

Posted by on 8 September 2011 in General

  If you live anywhere near Shepherd’s Bush in West London and fancy doing something enjoyable this weekend, then visit Wormholt Park where two days of history, sport and music activities will be taking place to celebrate the park’s centenary. On Saturday a birthday party in the park will run from 11am to 5pm and include food and market… Read more