The couple that said ‘I do’ to family history

Posted by Kristen Hyde on May 22, 2017 in In The Community, Ireland, Research, United Kingdom

Sometimes your family history research can take you on an unexpectedly romantic journey. This was the case for Marc Orton and Robin Snyder Orton from Virginia, USA. Three years ago, the couple began researching their family history, uncovering a number of interesting discoveries including a lineage tracing back to England’s Midlands. For their 40th wedding Read More

Celebrities Face the Reality of Victorian Life. 24 Hours in The Past Continues Tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 5, 2015 in 24 Hours In The Past, Entertainment, In The Community, United Kingdom

24 Hours in The Past continues tonight as six celebrities travel back in time to experience the hard graft of Victorian Britain, spending four days in four different 19th-century workplaces. Their second 24 hours finds them facing some tough tasks in a rural coaching inn. With no break since leaving the toil and grime of Read More

WWI Honour Roll – Guest post by Archivist Karyn Stuckey from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 17, 2014 in Collections, Guest Bloggers, In The Community, Research, United Kingdom

Authored by Karyn Stuckey, Archivist at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers   After the guns had fallen silent, thoughts turned to how to honour the dead. Faced with the dilemma of how to commemorate the dead, many organisations created Honour Rolls or memorials. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers created an ornate board, recording the names Read More

Why do we wear the poppy?

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 15, 2014 in Collections, In The Community, United Kingdom

 The Ancestry team at the Tower of London Remembrance Day has passed and many of you observed a moment of silence to honour the memory of those that sacrificed so much so that we would know peace. Memorials and monuments were attended in vast numbers. The crowds that gathered to remember were bonded in collective appreciation Read More