Postcard Poser – January

Posted by Kelly on 31 January 2012 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser? It has changed use over the years but this old building still has one of the best views in town… 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

130 Years of London Electoral Registers Released Today!

Posted by on 11 January 2012 in General, Record Collections

AUTHORED BY RUSSELL JAMES Our NEW London, England, Electoral Registers, 1835-1965, take you back through the history of Britain and London’s democratic system. More than that, they let you trace your ancestors’ movements between census years and well into the 20th century, giving you far greater precision in your timeline of their lives. Electoral registers listed… Read more

GUEST BLOGGER: My ancestor risked his life for horses

Posted by on 5 January 2012 in Company News, General, Guest Bloggers

Guest blogger Andrew Mills is a passionate family historian and Ancestry.co.uk member who discovered this great war story of bravery in his past. My paternal grandfather’s elder brother Bertie Sidney Mills was born during the second quarter of 1874 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Although his father’s occupation was, according to census returns, a clerk of engineers, Sidney… Read more