A guide to researching adopted ancestors

Posted by Kristen Hyde on May 12, 2021 in Australia, Canada, Collections, Research

Researching an adopted ancestor can be challenging but there are steps you can take to learn more about their birth and origins. Ancestry ProGenealogist, Simon Pearce, offers useful guidance and resources from around the world for uncovering these details. Formal adoption was introduced in England and Wales on 1 January 1927 with the establishment of Read More

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