Posted by Kristen Hyde on January 26, 2017 in United Kingdom


We’re excited to announce that we have launched a local blog for our customers in Ireland and the UK.

The Ancestry UK blog will be bringing you all the same DNA and Ancestry updates that you enjoy on our global blog, while also focusing on specific news relevant to our UK and Irish communities.

From personal DNA stories and tips for understanding your results, to discussing new content collections and helpful guides for exploring the records, the AncestryUK blog is your go-to spot for hearing the latest news from

Have a suggestion about what you’d like to read about? We’d love to hear from you! Are you an archivist, historian or have a passion for writing about family history? We’d love to have a chat about working with you! Feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with us on our UK Facebook page or UK Twitter account.

We look forward to you visiting us at

Kristen Hyde

Kristen is Ancestry's Social Media Manager for the United Kingdom.


  1. Edie Laird

    I’ve hit a brick wall with Scot ancesters who I THINK were to Ireland during the plantation time. For some people, I have the name of the towns and counties where they lived, had their children baptiszed but no history where they lived in Scotland. Suggestions?

  2. Barbara Johnson

    I subscribe to ancestry world but live in the US. I have a lot of British Isles ancestors. How can I subscribe to the Ancestry UK blog?

    • Member Services Social Support Team

      @Barbara: Please follow this link to get to the UK blog,

  3. Pat Wood

    I am in the US and subscribe to Ancestry World. How can I receive the UK / Ireland blog? This is an area of special interest for me.

  4. Patricia K Arndt

    Both paternal and maternal g-grandparents lived and worked in the UK before emigrating to the US. Have not been able to find any info on them during their sojourns in the UK with the exception of one entry in a census. Hopefully will be able to fill in the missing years of at least one ancestor.

    • Member Services Social Support Team

      @Sandra: We’re currently looking into this issue and we’re working on resolving this. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

  5. stephen plummer

    i am helping someone with their family tree, and they were gifted a DNA test and got a hard copy of the test but cannot find the paperwork. How can i retrieve the information to connect it to his tree?

  6. Cynthia Ann Babineau (Howe)

    I married Norman Raymond Babineau he died March 1989. Does he have any living relatives in the UK or France.

  7. Bonny

    I grew up in Epsom surrey I have found my father, & have been trying to contact living relatives I have traced the family up until about 1945 I am at a dead end I have always wanted to find my family since I was a little girl, my time is running out I now live in America is there any way I can find them? I do have a DNA test thank you

  8. HarveyMears

    Need a creative steer please. I am not able to find a family in the 1881 census as the were moving around the country in this era. I suspect the problem is with transcription accuracy as many other researches also are failing with this specific record set. I have tried the most obvious mis spelling and used wild card symbols in searches.

    The family name is MAYHEW and all members of the family (parents and children) have failed in searches. So the question is what do suggest could be a mis transcription for the MAYHEW surname?

  9. stanley kaye

    Hi Kristen i do have some very usefull info for you please do contact me via my email,stan

  10. jacqueline richardson

    I registered as Jacqueline Will, Richarson is my married name. I would love to hear from anyone from the Will or Cameron or Moore family.

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