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Three in 10 Relatives of World War I Vets Unaware of Their Military Heritage

The following excerpt is from a July 31, 2014 edition of ibtimes.co.uk: One million heroes of the First World War have been “forgotten” by their descendants, a new geneological study has revealed. Family history website Ancestry.co.uk has shown that three in 10 modern-day relatives of World War One veterans are unaware of their military heritage, […]

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UK Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1911 Posted at Ancestry.co.uk

The following teaser is from an article in the November 24, 2013 edition of the Times Colonist. LONDON — The original Mrs Robinson’s diary and scandalous suggestions about a former heir to the British throne are all part of the latest ancestral revelations to go online. British genealogical website Ancestry.co.uk said on Tuesday it has […]

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Ancestry to Open an International Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

The following excerpt is from an article published in the July 12, 2012 edition of IrishTimes.com: Ancestry.com is to open its international headquarters in Dublin, creating 35 jobs over the next two years. The family history resource will move into an office on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in September, with the official opening of the […]

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Surry, England’s History Being Digitized and Posted on Ancestry.co.uk

The following press release was found at news.surreycc.gov.uk: Surrey County Council has teamed up with family history website Ancestry.co.uk to publish thousands of historic documents online from as far back as the Tudor period. The records will bring to life the lives of millions of people who have lived, worked and died in Surrey. They […]

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London Tax Records Now Online at Ancestry

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the June 28, 2012 edition of scotsman.com. Millions of historic tax records are published online for the first time today, including famous names such as King George III, naval hero Horatio Nelson and Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle. Family history website Ancestry.co.uk said more than […]

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Ancestry.co.uk Adds Six Million British Probate Records

Ancestry.com has continurd to post images of the British “National Probate Calendar” (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. Included in the entries are those of many famous folks, as well as many of our ancestors and relatives. The following teaser is from an article published in the May 23, 2012 edition of London24.com: The amount […]

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The Telegraph Offers Family Historians the Opportunity to Share Their Hard-Earned Expertise

The Telegraph, a British news outlet, in association with Ancestry.co.uk, is inviting readers to share their genealogical research tips in their forum. Here is an excerpt from their invitation article: If you’ve already started researching your family history and unearthed some fascinating information about your ancestors, why not share your experiences on the forum below? […]

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Freedom of the City of London Records Posted at Ancestry.co.uk

The following excerpt is from an article published in the November 29, 2011 edition of the BBC News. Over 240,000 records are included in the collection. I did search on the surname of Canfield and got two hits. The illustration below is for John Canfield. Records of people across the UK who had the “freedom” […]

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Free Access to British Marriage Records 1837-2005 at Ancestry.co.uk April 21-30, 2011

It’s not just royal weddings that are worth remembering. This week, as Kate and William prepare for the happiest day of their lives, look back at equally special days in your family history – using all of Ancestry.co.uk’s official England and Wales Marriage Indexes, 1837-2005, for FREE! To search the historical British marriage indexes, you’ll […]

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Six Million British English & Welsh Wills 1861-1941 Going On Line

Following is an excerpt from a fascinating article dealing with various “famous folks” wills. Ancestry.co.uk is posting 6 million English & Welsh wills running from 1861 to 1941. If you do a Google News search, you’ll come up with all kinds of articles about this. However, this exceprt is from the best one I could […]

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British National Archives Backs Sale of Friends Reunited to Brightsolid – to Give Ancestry Some Competition

It seems that the staid British National Archives is coming forward in support of the sale of Friends Reunited to Brightsolid. The sale has been somewhat in doubt, as the “Competition Commission” has expressed reluctance to allowing the sale to go through. It’s looks like the principle reason for the support is that the Archives […]

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WWI Army Service Records for 2M Brits Go Online at Ancestry.co.uk

It was announced today that Ancestry.co.uk has now posted the entire collection of the British WWI Service Records. Since the press release mentioned Basil Rathbone (Remember the Sherlock Homes movies?), I did a search for him, and found him soon enough, even though the indexer misspelled his name as Basit. As you can see, the […]

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Ancestry.co.uk Hires Ad Agency Hurrell Moseley Dawson & Grimmer for Fall Campaign

Advertising Agency Hurrell Moseley Dawson & Grimmer has landed the advertising account for Ancestry.co.uk – the British equivalent of Ancestry.com. HMDG has now been commissioned to produce an advertising campaign spanning British television, press, outdoor, and digital, which is set to start this fall. Click on their link above to view a rather fascinating splash […]

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Workhouses, Wills, Churches & More – 400 Years of London History Launches (i) at Ancestry.co.uk

The following news release was written by Generations Network staff. Note that although the records are being announced as available at Ancestry.co.uk, all the records described in this release are available on Ancestry.com as part of the World Deluxe subscription, as well as on Ancestry.co.uk. One in two Brits with ancestors are found in the […]

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Olivier Van Calster Joins Ancestry.co.uk

According to a short article in New Media Age, Ancestry.co.uk has appointed former Ebay marketing head, Olivier Van Calster as its UK MD following the departure of Simon Harper earlier this month. For more information, see the January 14, 2009 article in New Media Age.

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