Birmingham parish and criminal records now online

Posted by Emma on 20 September 2013 in General

If you would like to trace your ancestors and expand on your family tree as far back as 1538, then parish records are a way forward for your family history research. Most people start their research with BMD certificates, census records and slowly work their way to other alternative sources from the 16th and 17th… Read more

Are you descended from pirates?

Posted by Emma on 16 September 2013 in General, Record Collections

Abandon all hope, ye who enter Ancestry.co.uk today. There be pirates about, as it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, yarrhhhh! Could the scurvy dogs who appear as part of our Dorset record collection be your relatives? Piracy was rife off England’s south coast right up into the 18th Century.   Dorset’s coves, caves and… Read more

Exodus – Movement of the People

Posted by Emma on 16 September 2013 in General, Guest Bloggers

This September Ancestry.co.uk sponsored the Exodus conference (the story of migration from, to and within the British Isles). Polly Rubery attended the event on behalf of Ancestry.co.uk below is an account of her experience… There were, for the most part, two streams of talks, and I really wished that I could be at both. Fortunately… Read more

A Message from Scott Sorensen – Chief Technology Officer

Posted by Emma on 2 September 2013 in General

We understand the recent site issues have caused disruptions in service to you, our loyal customers. Given that a number of members have asked for more details about the problems we’ve been experiencing recently, I wanted to write a note to all our members to give you an update. First, let me emphasize that we… Read more