Friday, March 31, 2006

ancestry news

With over 16 million names, and importantly the first census to be undertaken following the introduction of civil registration in 1837, the 1841 England and Wales census remains one of the most sought after resources for amateur and professional family historians alike.

Ancestry is continuing work on bringing you a key section of the 16 million records. Many of these records are being brought "back to life" through the latest scanning and image capture technology.
Records once illegible due to pencil writing and poor storage will be online in the next couple of months. Be sure to be one of the first to view these

With the recent launch of the 250 million strong birth, marriage and death (BMD) index records, Ancestry has now topped 500 million records for the UK and Ireland.

Six million viewers recently saw GMTV presenters discover the origins of their family roots through the week-long Ancestry-sponsored Family Roots slot.
GMTV - Top tree tips

Andrea McLean
Andrea discovers her ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Russia - have a look at how she traced her roots

John Stapleton
Trace John Stapleton's ancestors with him in this historic picture gallery

Andrew Castle
Andrew unearthed some very interesting facts about his pioneering great-grandmother

Dr Hilary Jones
Dr Hilary discovers his family have a sporting and seafaring heritage - take a look

Penny Smith
Take a look back at some of Penny's research into her family history

from Monthly Newsletter - March 2006

Society of Genealogists Family History Show (stand number 118-120)
Royal Horticultural Society,
New Hall & Conference Centre, London SW1P 2PE
29th April 2006

also A Taste of Family History
28th April 2006


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