Kristen Hyde

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

10 ways to get kids involved in history these school holidays

Posted by Kristen Hyde on February 22, 2019 in Australia, Guest Bloggers, United Kingdom

With all the resources at our fingertips, there’s never been a better time to get your kids loving history, says Cassie Mercer, Australian family history editor and author*. These hands-on activities will inspire them to learn more about their family – past and present. Half-term holidays are here, and during this time, there are lots Read More

Launch of new DNA regions in Ireland

Posted by Kristen Hyde on January 9, 2019 in AncestryDNA, Ireland

When we launched Ancestry’s detailed genetic regions in March last year we knew it was a major step in the journey for us to empower customer journeys of self-discovery. Back then we were proud to have the granularity in our database to be able to detect 13 distinct genetic regions in Ireland, helping tell the Read More

Soldiers’ hidden details in the WFA PRC Ledgers

Posted by Kristen Hyde on November 9, 2018 in United Kingdom

The Western Front Association’s Pension Record Archive includes approximately 1.5 million ledgers of claims made to the UK Government’s Ministry of Pensions. These ledgers provide a wealth of information that is unlikely to be available from other sources. The largest section within the ledgers is approximately 1.2 million pages of records for Soldiers, Royal Naval Read More

WWI Pension Ledgers: Exploring the role of Merchant seamen in WWI

Posted by Kristen Hyde on October 4, 2018 in Collections, Research, United Kingdom

David Tattersfield, trustee from The Western Front Association, introduces the WWI Pension Ledgers to Ancestry, and explains the specific value of the Merchant Marine Cards by way of two key events from WWI history.  Most British First World War historians focus their attention on the battles fought by the British and Commonwealth Armies in France Read More

London City Directories: Learn more about your ancestors’ neighbours, trades and business

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 1, 2018 in Research, United Kingdom, Website

What are the London City Directories and what value can they bring to your family history research? London Metropolitan Archive’s Public Services team explain the valuable detail to this collection, and how the London City Directories can be helpful for your exploring your ancestral connections to the London area.  What are London City Directories and Read More