Past Articles

I’ve found my WWI military heroes, now find yours free!

Posted on 5 November 2010 in Record Collections

I’m pleased to say that the British Army WWI Service, Pension and Medal Index Rolls collections are now free to view! Find out more and search these free collections. This week our blog will be featuring a series of military themed articles – so make sure you come back and see what’s new each day.… Read more

Military records announcement!

Posted on 4 November 2010 in Record Collections

We’re excited to announce that from 7th -14th  November 2010, you can search and view the original historical documents from our three most-used military collections completely free. We’re making the following collections free- – British Army WWI Service Records, 1914–1920 – British Army WWI Pension Records, 1914-1920 – British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards,… Read more

Our volunteer day at Osterley park

Posted on 9 July 2010 in General

Yesterday was our inaugural Ancestry.co.uk volunteer day where the UK office decamped to Osterley Park, a National Trust property in west London, to provide our fence painting services. We have been working with the National Trust since March and hope to combine our historical resources and expertise to raise awareness of conserving our shared UK… Read more

Did your ancestors visit the Chelsea Flower Show?

Posted on 25 May 2010 in General

My Auntie Flo, who farmed in Wiltshire until the 1940s. With nephews and nieces living in London did she ever visit the Chelsea Flower Show? With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on this week I thought it would be interesting to find out a little about the history of the show. The Royal Horticultural Society… Read more

Our new TV ad – “Babies”

Posted on 10 May 2010 in General

  We have been working hard on a new TV advert, which went on air for the first time on Saturday. It is called “Babies” and features birth records, as for many they mark the beginning of the family history journey. If you haven’t seen it yet then you can see it here – we hope… Read more

Modern connections with the past are sometimes the best bit!

Posted on 9 April 2010 in General

Whilst whiling away some time over the Easter weekend I was very excited to discover that my Great Great Great Great Grandfather was born in Eastington in Gloucestershire, which is where I am getting married in July! I knew that many of my relatives on that side of the family were from Bristol but not… Read more

I discovered roots in folk music through Member Connect

Posted on 24 March 2010 in General

I have had my tree on Ancestry.co.uk for a long time now and have always enjoyed adding records and stories about my ancestors. Recently however I discovered yet another reason why I love trees – Member Connect. A while back I noticed that someone had saved some of my photos to their own family tree.… Read more

New filtering options coming to New Search

Posted on 19 March 2010 in Site Features

Welcome to the first Ancestry.co.uk Site Features blog post. We will be bringing you news of changes to search, trees and other areas of the site, some of which will be from our US colleagues who are also working on these features. Our first post is written by Anne Mitchell, who works on the search… Read more