Land tax records, 1725-1936

Posted by Kelly on 28 June 2012 in General

Over the past 10 years of working at LMA I have lost count of the number of times that I have been asked ‘What do you have that will help me find somebody’s address prior to the 1841 census?’ If they have already exhausted parish records and directories I would often refer people to the… Read more

My criminal past – Written By: Andrew Lott

Posted by Kelly on 27 June 2012 in General

Ancestry.co.uk has just put the Middlesex Convict Transportation Contracts online for the first time, to help you trace the villains and rascals in your family. I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you about my own history with these fascinating records. Back in the summer of 2001 I began my career at London… Read more

Postcard Poser – June 2012

Posted by Kelly on 20 June 2012 in General

Since the last Postcard Poser was a little too easy for some of you, we’ve slightly dialled up the level of difficulty. Can you guess the location of this Postcard Poser? Regular readers of our blog know the drill but for those who are new to this feature, we share a postcard-style photo taken somewhere… Read more

New Dorset records – are you descended from pirates?

Posted by Kelly on 14 June 2012 in General

Abandon all hope, ye who enter Ancestry.co.uk today. There be pirates about, and they be thirsty for your blood. Actually, strictly speaking, we’re hoping that our pirates already share your blood. These scurvy dogs – who appear as part of nine new Dorset record collections we’re launching today – are real historical people who could… Read more

Best of British

Posted by Kelly on 1 June 2012 in General

“We may be a small country but we’re a great one, too. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham’s right foot. David Beckham’s left foot, come to that!” I won’t reveal the great orator who uttered those words – we’ll see who’s the first to get it right in… Read more