New UK Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1911

Posted by Web Operations on January 18, 2013 in Australia, Births, Content, Deaths, Marriages, New Zealand, United Kingdom

ORIGINALLY AUTHORED BY ANCESTRY.CO.UK It’s a family history conundrum. You don’t like to imagine your ancestors having difficult lives. But every time they hit tricky times they seem to be really well documented, and provide some of your most fascinating discoveries. This is true of Poor Law records. It’s definitely the case with criminal records. Read More

New Lancashire Parish Records Added

Posted by Web Operations on July 31, 2012 in Births, Content, Deaths, Military, United Kingdom

We have added over 2.3 million Lancashire parish records to the site this week, including baptisms, marriages and burials ranging from 1538 to 1986. These records reveal the past residents of one of England’s most historic counties. What’s New – Lancashire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1911 Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 Lancashire, England, Deaths and Read More

130 Years of London Electoral Registers Released Today!

Posted by Web Operations on January 12, 2012 in Australia, Content, New records, United Kingdom

AUTHORED BY RUSSELL JAMES (ANCESTRY.CO.UK) Our NEW London, England, Electoral Registers, 1835-1965, take you back through the history of Britain and London’s democratic system. More than that, they let you trace your English ancestors’ movements between census years and well into the 20th century, giving you far greater precision in your timeline of their lives. Electoral Read More

British Occupation Records

Posted by Web Operations on September 8, 2011 in Australia, Content, New records, United Kingdom

Butcher, baker or candlestick maker? What your ancestor did to make a living is an important part of their history and your family tree. You can discover your ancestors’ occupations with our new occupation records from Britain. You can examine your ancestors’ work in more detail and see how it affected the rest of their Read More

Burke’s Family Records

Posted by Web Operations on March 21, 2011 in Content, United Kingdom

Author Ashworth P. Burke is the son of Sir Bernard Burke who published many works regarding British genealogy with his father, John Burke Esquire. Sir Bernard and Ashworth co-wrote the Peerage and Baronetage and the Landed Gentry about ancestral lineages of English, Scottish, and Welsh nobility and gentry. Burke’s Family Records is meant to supplement Read More

Dictionary of National Biography (UK) Volumes 1-20 and 22

Posted by Web Operations on March 12, 2011 in Content, United Kingdom

The Dictionary of National Biography began in 1882 as an ambitious project spearheaded by George Murray Smith to produce a biographical dictionary of prominent British and Irish figures from the earliest of times up to 1900. The efforts of hundreds of contributors resulted in a 22 volume alphabetical series containing thousands of biographies. This collection Read More

Fame and scandal amongst a century of ‘runaway weddings’

Posted by Web Operations 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