Past Articles

Advent Calendar Challenge – Day 1 answer

Posted on 2 December 2011 in Record Collections

Yesterday we launched the Ancestry Advent Calendar and challenged you to find out, by searching our 1891 Census, what the name of Mary Christmas’s eldest son who had left home by 1901 was. The answer was JOHN. How did you get on with our festive challenge?

FREE* today – American Obituaries

Posted on 15 October 2011 in Record Collections

Our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown reaches its climax today. As a final treat, we’ve made our United States Obituary Collection, completely free for everyone to use. Remember, this is a one-day-only offer, so get in quick! The US Obituary Collection is an ever-expanding resource collated from hundreds of online newspapers. Every day, we… Read more

FREE* today – 1901 England Census

Posted on 14 October 2011 in Record Collections

  It’s the penultimate day of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown! Today, we’ve made our 1901 England Census , completely free for everyone to use. It’ll only stay that way until tomorrow, so don’t miss your chance. The 1901 Census provides a snapshot of Britain at the turn of the century, showing entire… Read more