Kristen Hyde

Kristen is Ancestry's Social Media Manager for the United Kingdom.

Extra Extra! Tips for researching on Newspapers.com

Posted by Kristen Hyde on April 29, 2020 in United Kingdom

Newspapers are an amazing resource for not only finding new information or details about your ancestors, but understanding what was happening in the world around them. They are a rich tapestry of stories which can add colour to the lives your ancestors lived. Newspapers.com provides a valuable resource for uncovering these stories. With newspapers from Read More

The Value of Parish Registers in the 1800s

Posted by Kristen Hyde on April 29, 2020 in United Kingdom

Parish registers are a valuable resource for finding key information about our ancestors in the 1800s. To help us understand this fascinating period and how parish registers can be interpreted, we’ve invited Andrew Lott, Senior Information Officer at London Metropolitan Archives, to share his expertise. Understanding 18th Century Parish Registers At the start of the Read More

Immigration Challenges: Tracing Eastern European Jewish family to England

Posted by Kristen Hyde on September 17, 2019 in Guest Bloggers, United Kingdom

Tracing our immigrant ancestors is often more challenging than we might have expected. Ancestry ProGenealogist, Janette Silverman, discusses how your ancestors’ names may have changed alongside their environment. Once I asked a client what her grandparents’ names were. The clients’ parents and grandparents were long deceased, she didn’t have any siblings, and didn’t know her Read More

Find famous names and family members in the Bristol Parish Registers

Posted by Kristen Hyde on September 6, 2019 in Collections, Guest Bloggers, Regional, Research, United Kingdom

Parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials are one of the main staples of the family historian. Anyone tracing their family tree back further than civil registration and the census in England will almost certainly look at these sources. Indeed, many of you will have spent hours scrolling through microfilms of registers in the pursuit Read More

WDYTYA: Katherine Ryan goes in search of her English heritage

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 21, 2019 in Entertainment, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

Canadian-born comedian, Katherine Ryan, turns to family research in search of an ancestral connection to the country she now calls home – England. Ancestry ProGenealogist, Joe Buggy explores her journey and the resources she used along the way.  On this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, Canadian comedian Catherine Ryan was determined Read More

Making discoveries in the North Lanarkshire Poor Law records

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

Wiebke McGhee, Archivist from the North Lanarkshire Archives, offers insight into the history of the North Lanakarshire Poor Law records and the value these can have when researching your family history in this area.  North Lanarkshire Archives’ Poor Law records originate from civil parishes which existed within the former County of Lanark between 1845 and Read More