About Emma

Emma Pulman is a Social Media and digital Marketing Executive for Ancestry.co.uk. Based in Ancestry's London office in Hammersmith, Emma regularly tweets and posts on Ancestry's Facebook page.

Past Articles

FREE* ACCESS: WWI Records, 9th-12th November

Posted on 9 November 2012 in General

For Remembrance Weekend, we feel that everyone should have the chance to discover the war heroes in their family. That’s why we’ve made our most popular military records free* for everyone to use, from 9th-12th November. The free* collections are our World War I Service, Pension and Medal Index Cards. These are especially useful for… Read more

5 new ways to trace your military ancestors

Posted on 7 November 2012 in General

5 new ways to trace your military ancestors We’re giving you 5 new ways to trace your military ancestors this Remembrance Weekend. We’ve added thousands of new records covering both World Wars, and stretching right back into the 19th century. The largest new release is Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1945. If you have relatives who fell… Read more

Guest Blog: Save Your Precious Photographs.

Posted on 2 November 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers

Authored by Richard Haines. Richard provides a photograph restoration service called Photographs Forever. When researching our family trees we often find old photographs that we treasure, whether they are old family photographs passed on from previous generations or complete family photograph albums.  These are probably the most important possessions that we have to relive our precious… Read more

New records – Printers, gamekeepers and boat owners in Warwickshire

Posted on 28 October 2012 in General, Record Collections

Authored by Russell James. Most of  you will have noticed that we released a new record collection this week: Warwickshire Occupational and Quarter Session Records, 1662-1866. I immediately took a special interest in this collection, as not only did I grow up in the Warwickshire town of Rugby, but generations of my mother’s family also… Read more

Warwickshire Occupational and Quarter Sessions Records – Hair Powder Certificates

Posted on 24 October 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers

Authored by Rob Eyre.  Rob has more than 20 years experience working with the public in archive repositories and has been a Senior Archivist at the Warwickshire County Record Office since 2005. Hair Powder Certificates One of the more obscure sources of information for family historians focussing on the 18th century are the returns of… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Owston

Posted on 22 October 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Dr. James M. Owston.  Along with his distant English cousins Tim J. Owston and Roger J.Ouston, Dr. James M. Owston of the USA has been researching the Owston surname since 1978.  He has registered the surname with the Guild of One-Name Studies and also administers two Owston DNA projects.  His genealogy blog, the… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Micklethwaite

Posted on 15 October 2012 in Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Andy Micklethwaite.  Andy started his interest in family history in 2003, just as the internet was transforming research. His One Name Study resulted from a search for information on the parents of his 3rd great grandfather – he is still looking for them! He is a member of the Huddersfield and District Family… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? BRAUND

Posted on 8 October 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Janet Few.  Janet is a community historian and an historical interpreter, specialising in the C17th. Her book on C17th social history, ‘Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs’, has recently been published. She is also the historian for the Braund Family History Society and a member of The Guild of One-Name Studies, See her website.… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? CUMBERBATCH

Posted on 1 October 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Bob Cumberbatch. Bob is the Education Liaison Officer of The Guild of One-Name Studies and can be reached at education@one-name.org Cumberbatch is the most frequently found variant spelling of the surname Comberbach and the Comberbach surname originated from the village of the same name in Cheshire; Comberbach is an Old English description of… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Surnames have meanings and origins.

Posted on 24 September 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers

Authored by Bob Cumberbatch. Bob is the Education Liaison Officer of The Guild of One-Name Studies and can be reached at education@one-name.org Surnames began being used in the 11th century and they have meanings and origins which can be grouped into four broad categories, which are: People, Places, Occupations and Nicknames. Surnames based on people… Read more