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

FREE Immigration and emigration records – around the world in five days!

Posted on 30 August 2011 in Record Collections

Did you ancestors help to set up the United States? Or maybe they were among the early pioneers in Australia? Perhaps they came to Britain from exotic faraway lands, or fled persecution in Europe? Some of the most remarkable and emotional stories in your family history come from those who started new lives overseas –… Read more

Postcard Posers – August

Posted on 12 August 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  I think this one could be guessed in record time! 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 be a particular property, a famous landmark, or just a… Read more

Postcard Posers – July

Posted on 20 July 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser?  Hint: there’s a train station on the right side of the image but we’ve removed the name for obvious reasons! 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

Uncovering the Georgian Army

Posted on 28 June 2011 in Guest Bloggers, Record Collections

Guest blog post from Dr Kevin Linch, University of Leeds “Dear Wife and Child, This comes with my kind love to you hoping that these lines will find you in good health …” So starts a letter from William Birchall, a soldier, to his wife Sarah written in 1798 during the war against Revolutionary France.… Read more

Postcard Posers – June

Posted on 9 June 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser? 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 be a particular property, a famous landmark, or just a view of the town centre. All you have to do… Read more

Postcard Posers – May

Posted on 16 May 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Can you guess the location of this month’s postcard poser? It may look easy at first glance but there’s a twist, can you spot what it is? 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 be a particular… Read more

From Archive to Web: Getting a census online

Posted on 24 March 2011 in Record Collections

This post was written by PETER GOODWIN, Manager of Preservation Imaging Ancestry.co.uk Putting a collection of historic records online can be a complex process.  We make millions of records available online every year. But just how do we do it? The process is to a large extent dictated by the condition and format of any… Read more

FREE census access – 27th March

Posted on 21 March 2011 in Record Collections

Get ready! To mark Census Day 2011, we’re letting you access all our UK census record indexes, from England, Wales and Scotland, completely FREE, for 24 hours! 27th March will be a historic day, as we all come together to complete the 2011 National Census. While you’re filling in details of your age, birthplace and… Read more

Putting history on the map – a new partnership with Cassini maps

Posted on 28 February 2011 in Ancestry Shop

This weekend all of us at Ancestry have been busily meeting our members and family historians in general at the world’s largest family history fair, ‘Who do You Think You Are? Live’ at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre.  For an online business like ours an opportunity like this to meet our customers face to face is… Read more

Postcard Posers – February

Posted on 10 February 2011 in General, Postcard Poser, Record Collections

Who can guess the location of this month’s postcard poser? 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 be a particular property, a famous landmark, or just a view of the town centre. All you have to do… Read more