Manchester Parish Records – how do they appear online?

Posted by Emma on 6 February 2013 in General, Guest Bloggers, Record Collections

Authored by Clare Connolly.  Clare is one of a team of Ancestry.co.uk camera operators who have been working on the digitisation of the new Manchester Parish Registers, 1541-1985. We’ve just launched onsite the new Manchester Parish Records, 1541-1985. These crucial records are the result of months of work behind the scenes to digitise the original… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2013 22-24 February

Posted by Emma on 1 February 2013 in WDYTYA? LIVE 2013

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2013 22-24 February Who Do You Think You Are? Live  is truly the biggest family history event in the world. That means it has more experts to help with your discoveries than any other show; more enthusiasts with which to share your experiences; and quite simply more entertainment… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Fitzhenry

Posted by Emma on 31 January 2013 in General, What's in a name?

Authored by Jo Fitz-Henry.  Jo Fitz-Henry is the co-ordinator of the Fitz(-)henry One Name Study at the Guild of One Names Studies, and the Fitz(-)henry DNA Study, trying to link the various Fitz(-)henry families around the world when the paper records run out. If you have any enquiries about the surname, or the DNA study, she… Read more

Interactive Image Viewer – Coming Soon to More Collections!

Posted by Emma on 29 January 2013 in General

Last year, we launched the Interactive Image Viewer as an interactive tool to help you view and interpret information from many of the Census records available online. We’re excited to announce that the Interactive Image Viewer will now be available for several more collections in the coming weeks. Finding and understanding historical records is one… Read more

Guest Blog: Fate, Hope & Charity: a token tale.

Posted by Emma on 24 January 2013 in Exhibition, General, Guest Bloggers

Guest Blogger: Stephanie Chapman I am the Curator of Exhibitions & Displays at the Foundling Museum  in London.  My job involves looking after the wonderful collection at the Museum as well as organising the exhibition programme.  For the past six months I have been working on an exhibition which looks in detail at the collection… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? BLAKE

Posted by Emma on 24 January 2013 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Elizabeth Kipp.  Elizabeth is retired and working on the history of her parents’ families – Blake being the first of two guest blogs.  She is a member of The Guild of One-Name Studies researching Blake since May 2011, See her website for the Blake one-name study  and her blog most days has items… Read more