Christmas is time for giving

Posted by Laura Gibson on December 10, 2021 in Holidays

Christmas is all about sharing time with loved ones & where we can, giving back to the community, especially in times when we’ve experienced being without our family & friends. Below are some festive stories we’ve found within the Historical Photographs and Prints, 1704-1989.   20 Dec 1945 – Much interest is being paid in Read More

10 things you didn’t know about Robert Burns

Posted by Kristen Hyde on January 25, 2017 in Holidays

Every year on January 25, people around the UK don their tartan, rustle up a tasty plate of haggis and recite some rhymes in honour of Scotland’s favourite son, Robert Burns. But Burn’s Night is more than just a good reason to raise a ‘wee dram’ of whisky while enthusiastically belting Auld Lang Syne. Who Read More

It’s About Time Christmas Special: Listen to Episode 1

Posted by Kristen Hyde on December 14, 2016 in Holidays

Earlier this year, we launched our first ever podcast series called It’s About Time. With the help of storyteller extraordinaire, Sir Tony Robinson, we brought you five little known but nonetheless remarkable stories from history – everything from a grizzly murder in 1800s Dudley to the mysterious squabbling that divided the famous Pankhurst sisters. As Read More

9 Family Photos You Might Wish You Inherited

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 24, 2015 in Holidays

As genealogists, we know there’s nothing quite like looking into our ancestor’s eyes to make us feel a sense of family. Unfortunately, not everyone inherits the family photo collection. This holiday season, take advantage of family gatherings to create the photos you wish you had inherited and you’ll have a great start on a simple Read More