1911 LIVE Q&A TUESDAY 28 FEB AT 10AM

Posted by on 27 February 2012 in Record Collections

The Ancestry.co.uk team will be on-hand to answer your England & Wales 1911 Census-related questions LIVE on our Facebook fan page – www.facebook.com/AncestryUK – next Tuesday at 10am GMT. Whether it’s a question about how to search the latest census available to the public or advice on using them in conjunction with other historical content… Read more

Tony Robinson & others to be broadcast LIVE from Who Do YouThink You Are?Live to our Facebook page

Posted by on 16 February 2012 in General, Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

For those of you unable to attend Who Do You Think You Are? Live next week from the 24th to the 26th February, we will be broadcasting LIVE from the  Ancestry Academy at the world’s largest family history event STRAIGHT to our Facebook page. Just three simple steps are required to watch: Go to www.facebook.com/AncestryUK… Read more

VALENTINE SPECIAL: Discovering your romantic roots

Posted by on 14 February 2012 in General, Record Collections

February – the month of romance. Some love it, others hate it, I however sit somewhere in the middle.  Personally, instead of buying into all the commercial hype and merchandise for sale in most shops, I use the day to shower my husband with the love and affection.  However, in addition to these romantic expressions… Read more

Love Story: How far would you go to be with the one that you love?

Posted by on 14 February 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers, Record Collections

Ancestry.co.uk member and AncestryUK Facebook fan Linda Wilson is a passionate family historian and been researching her ancestors for a few years. Her Valentine’s Day blog post is in memory of her great grandparents whose story tells one of great love and romance.  Sarah Govett was a country girl, born in St Dominic, Cornwall in 1863. … Read more

2 Weeks Until Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2012

Posted by on 10 February 2012 in General, Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

Only two weeks left until Who Do You Think you Are? LIVE! If you’re planning on attending the world’s largest family history show then make sure you take advantage of our exclusive ticket offer at www.ancestry.co.uk/WDYTYA. We’ll be at stand 616 with a catalogue of exciting things including: Free computer access You’ll be able to spend time on Ancestry.co.uk and… Read more

Bastardy Orders & Certificates in Warwickshire Quarter Session Records

Posted by on 9 February 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers, Record Collections

Authored and kindly supplied by Robert Eyre, Senior Archivist at Warwickshire County Record Office. Bastardy records are a familiar class of record that can turn up in the parish chest.  They form part of the administrative records of a parish that began with the introduction of the Elizabethan Poor Law. Essentially a parish was responsible… Read more

ENTER OUR CHARLES DICKENS-RELATED PRIZE DRAW

Posted by on 7 February 2012 in Record Collections

To celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, our favourite Victorian literary author, we are giving away two copies of Nick Barratt’s Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy books, signed by TV presenter and historian Tony Robinson. This Encyclopedia of Genealogy is a step-by-step guide to tracing your family history and will help you… Read more