Bryony Partridge

Bryony is the International PR Manager for Ancestry where she implements strategic communications and social media programs that bring increased media awareness for the company.

The Family Historian’s Holiday

Posted by Bryony Partridge on August 8, 2016 in AncestryDNA

Across many parts of the UK and Ireland, the first two weeks of August are known as the ‘builders holidays’. This is a time when construction sites across the country shut down as builders and their families head for the beaches of Bognor or Bundoran. August is a time for holidays. Assuming your family haven’t Read More

Somerset to be bowled over by digitisation of millions of historical records

Posted by Bryony Partridge on July 14, 2016 in Collections

A cricket legend, foreign secretary and Christmas card pioneer are among those you can find in our new Somerset collection which includes over seven million historical records containing centuries of details of Somerset residents. Digitised from original records held by the South West Heritage Trust, the collections hold details of births, deaths, marriages and school Read More

Remembering The Somme: 100 years on

Posted by Bryony Partridge on July 1, 2016 in United Kingdom

The Battle of the Somme began on 1 July, 1916 – the deadliest day in the history of the British Army. Around 20,000 British Empire soldiers lost their lives that day and it was just the beginning of a battle that would be become forever associated with the horrors of the First World War. Based Read More

DNA: how it renewed my passion for family history

Posted by Bryony Partridge on June 20, 2016 in AncestryDNA

Donna Rutherford, AncestryDNA customer and administrator of Facebook group, ‘DNA help for Genealogy’, discusses her journey and discoveries with AncestryDNA. It seems like only yesterday I was sitting listening to a great aunt tell me stories about our family from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. I grew up in New Zealand and having pioneers amongst Read More

Victorian Prisoners in Gloucester Gaol, 1815-1879

Posted by Bryony Partridge on June 17, 2016 in Collections

Liz Jack, author of A Rogue’s Gallery: Victorian Prisoners in Gloucester Gaol, explores the youngest and oldest prisoners to be incarcerated at Gloucestershire Gaol. To explore the Gloucestershire Gaol Registers 1815-1879, head to In Victorian times, there was no distinction between children and adults when it came to custodial sentences. Some children as young Read More

Ancestories: telling the tales of our ancestors

Posted by Bryony Partridge on June 7, 2016 in In The Community

Something we never tire of hearing are the stories our customers have uncovered through their research. From tales of simple but content lives lived to the fullest, to bold settlers and radical activists, it’s encouraging to see how our ancestors helped forge the ideals of the future generations. Which is why we wanted to start Read More