To celebrate today’s launch of more than 3.9 million Parish records from Warwickshire and Dorset, we’ve lined up a number of exciting things for you over the coming week, including the chance to win will receive a National Trust voucher for two cream teas, the chance to interact with Historian and TV presenter Tony Robinson and a live chat with our very own resident expert and genealogist Miriam Silverman.
We’ve put together useful hints and tips about Parish records, and how best to search them on Ancestry.co.uk, so just go to www.ancestry.co.uk/Parish and you will find everything you need to get started.
Next Tuesday Tony Robinson will be speaking to radio stations across the UK about the launch of our new Parish records. To view his full radio schedule and see whether he’ll be talking to your local station, be sure to check our Facebook page from 8am on the 25th October.
You’ll also have the chance to ask Tony anything you like on our Facebook page on the 25th so stay tuned because as soon as we know the exact time he can chat to us between radio interviews, it will be posted on our page.
On Monday the 24th October, five questions testing your knowledge about Parish records will appear in a new post here on our blog. All those who respond correctly will be entered into a prize draw to win a voucher for two National Trust cream teas*. To help us judge your answers we’re teaming up with UK genealogist and family history journalist and blogger Chris Paton. The first 20 selected out of the correct answers will receive a voucher for two cream teas*. Full details will be included in the post with the questions next Monday.
Finally, on the 27th October, resident genealogist Miriam Silverman will be on Twitter for one hour to respond to any questions or queries you may have about Parish records. Full details on this will appear next week on our Facebook and Twitter pages so stay tuned!
*The voucher entitles the bearer to two cream teas of tea, scone, jam and cream. It is redeemable at a National Trust run tearoom, cafe or restaurant (not a concession). It cannot be exchanged for money and will be valid until the 6th June 2012.