The bad weather continues… but I can focus on my tree.

Posted by Emma on 12 April 2013 in Ancestry Advocates, General

The predicted bad weather will be a rare opportunity to explore new records about my London-based ancestors.  So many new records are now available for London on Ancestry.co.uk that a quick foray shows me I can add lots of data to what was previously exhausted research. To start things off nicely I have found a… Read more

The Results….Easter Weekend

Posted by Emma on 3 April 2013 in Ancestry Advocates, General, Guest Bloggers

Last weekend,  I wrote about looking for a character in my tree that I was struggling with. I spent some much-needed time over the Bank Holiday researching him. As a reminder this is what I knew of him. Alexander Cumberbatche paid to become a Freeman of the City of Bristol on 17th May 1618. He… Read more

Righting a family history wrong…. in fifteen minutes.

Posted by Emma on 23 March 2013 in Ancestry Advocates, General, Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

I was nearing the end of my stint as an Ancestry Advocate on the stand at WDYTYA 2013, when a lady asked me to ‘help her find out where she had gone wrong’. … Let’s face it, we’ve all been there, haven’t we? She had obviously spent a great deal of time and money tracing… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2013 – An Ancestry Advocate’s view

Posted by Emma on 8 March 2013 in Ancestry Advocates, General

For me and my fellow Ancestry Advocates, the thrill of discovery isn’t just connected to our own family trees. Many of us have also researched the trees of our spouses as well as friends and near neighbours. Some have even offered their research skills as a charity auction item for strangers! Whoever we are researching,… Read more