Ancestry.co.uk, the UK’s favourite family history website, offering members access to 1 billion searchable UK family history records. Launched in 2002, Ancestry.co.uk’s extensive collection enables members to explore their family history using censuses, the fully indexed birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, the British phone books, military and parish records. Members can also explore names in other family trees and upload photographs of their own, and in doing so connect to millions of other members making their own discoveries.

Ancestry.co.uk is part of the Ancestry.com global network of family history websites, which includes Ancestry.com in the U.S., Ancestry.ca in Canada, Ancestry.com.au in Australia, Ancestry.de in Germany, Ancestry.it in Italy, Ancestry.fr in France and Ancestry.se in Sweden.

 

Ancestry.co.uk facts and figures:

  • A member of the Ancestry.com global network of family history websites
  • 1 billion searchable UK family history records
  • The most comprehensive online collection of England, Wales and Scotland Censuses from 1841 to 1901,the fully indexed England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1837 to 2005, the British phone books from 1880 to 1984, UK Incoming Passenger Lists from 1878 to 1960, the London Historical records, 1500s to 1900s, and other records dating back before the 1300s
  • The world’s largest collection of family trees with more than 4 billion profiles from over 100 countries in 34 million member trees
  • 80 per cent of Brits consider knowing their family history to be important

 

The Ancestry.com global network(1):

  • 9 billion family history records
  • 34 million member trees
  • 4 billion profiles uploaded to those trees by Ancestry users
  • 1,000 employees worldwide
  • 115 million photographs, scanned documents and stories uploaded

 

(1) Source: most recent company figures publicly available as at 31 March 2012