Keeping Family Treasures

Posted by on February 28, 2011 in Australia, Books

To coincide with ‘Shake Your Family Tree‘ Open Day, The National Archives of Australia announced the release of Keeping Family Treasures, an illustrated guide on how to look after precious family heirlooms in the home. All families have treasured mementos but those memories could fade away if you don’t look after them. Using the family Read More

250,000 New African American Records to mark Black History Month in the US

Posted by on February 21, 2011 in Content, New records, USA

In honour of Black History Month in the US, Ancestry recently launched more than 250,000 new historical records documenting early African American family history. The new collections span more than a century and contain important details about the lives of African Americans who bravely fought in the US Civil War, document the transportation of slaves Read More

Fame and scandal amongst a century of ‘runaway weddings’

Posted by on February 14, 2011 in Content, Marriages, United Kingdom

On this Valentine’s Day, we revisit the Gretna Green Marriage Registers 1795-1895, a fascinating collection which details the weddings of more than half of all Brits who crossed the Scottish border to marry without their parents’ consent. The collection, also referred to as the ‘Lang Registers’ , contains the marriage records of Gretna Green’s most Read More

New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981

Posted by on February 10, 2011 in New records, New Zealand

As you may be aware, we recently released more than 20 million images of New Zealand Historical Records in the Anne Brommell Collection. New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981 contains millions of records collected over a period of more than 125 years. The rolls were compiled during general and provincial election years and include the names Read More