International Women’s Day: Celebrating Pioneers of Change

Posted by on March 7, 2019 in Australia, Canada, Germany, Member Stories, United Kingdom, USA

March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the many women across the course of history whose passion and reserve brought about immense change. From the fight for suffrage on the streets of London in the early 1900s, Rosa Park’s bravery in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the women who bravely accepted new Read More

US Consular Reports of Marriages 1910-49

Posted by on April 4, 2011 in Content, Marriages, USA

Elaine Strang (of Michigan) and Frederick Donaldson (of Ohio) were married on 27 July 1916 by Reverend Lewis Hodous, authorized to join the couple by the laws of the state of Ohio. So why did the marriage take place in Foochow, China? Documenting the marriage of an American citizen (or citizens) overseas fell to US 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