About Kelly Godfrey

Kelly Godfrey is Senior Manager, Digital Marketing for Ancestry.co.uk. Based in Ancestry's London office in Hammersmith, Kelly regularly tweets and posts on Ancestry's Facebook page as well as here on the blog.

Past Articles

Introducing Hint Notifications and Preferences

Posted on 9 May 2012 in General

Ever wonder if there are new hints you haven’t seen hiding in your family tree? Now it’s easy to see when they come your way— we’ve just released a feature to notify you when new hints are waiting. You may have noticed when you last visited Ancestry.co.uk that the menu bar in the top-right corner… Read more

Live Facebook chat with National Army Museum curators

Posted on 8 May 2012 in General

We’re very excited to be sponsoring War Hero In My Family on Channel 5. In the second episode of the series, former politician Ann Widdecombe, and motoring journalist Quentin Willson both uncover the Heroes in their family. Tune in to channel 5 from 8pm tonight. It’s all very well these celebrities having experts on hand… Read more

Postcard Poser – January

Posted 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

Postcard Poser – December

Posted on 21 December 2011 in General, Postcard Poser

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  Seasonally-themed (but not in the obvious way), this one is also tricky for a major reason which I’m sure you clever lot will take no time to point out! For those who are new to this feature on our blog, every month we share a… Read more

My story – from the Wild West to starting an online business

Posted on 15 December 2011 in Guest Bloggers

By our guest blogger Bryher Scudamore, who is managing director of autodotbiography ltd. I have just put my bank account, my home, life-savings and my future on the line? Why? Is it because there is insanity in my family, and I’ve inherited it? Not as far as I know. But there is adventure, and risk,… Read more

Honour your family’s heroes and help raise money for the Royal British Legion

Posted on 3 November 2011 in Record Collections

Remembrance Day is a time to honour the heroes in your family, and pay tribute to the brave soldiers, sailors and pilots who have died in the line of duty since World War I.  Now you can share your tributes to these courageous men and women with your family and friends, through our Remembrance Facebook… Read more

Postcard Poser – October

Posted on 31 October 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  A sleepy village on a river, it could be anywhere! But I’m sure our astute blog readers and Facebook fans will still get it. For those who are new to this feature on our blog, every month we share a postcard-style photo taken somewhere in… Read more

NEW Irish records

Posted on 21 September 2011 in Record Collections

Today, we’ve exploded the myth that it’s always difficult to discover your family history in Ireland. We’ve released millions of new records to make it far easier to trace your roots on the Emerald Isle through the past 300 years. First, you’ll find a host of new Irish Catholic parish records from the 18th and… Read more

Postcard Poser – September

Posted on 15 September 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  This one is really tricky as it’s just a regular street, albeit in one of the UK’s major city districts. 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

Who Do You Think You Are? – Emilia Fox’s journey from the stage to steam engines

Posted on 8 September 2011 in General, Record Collections

A major life event that inpires many to start tracing their family history is having a baby, as was the case for eight-month pregnant English actress Emilia Fox. Knowing she came from a a family of actors, Emilia’s journey starts out on the trail of her paternal grandfather Robin Fox, a successful theatre agent, who… Read more