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Oxford Men and Their Colleges, 1880-1892
We’ve just added details of Oxford Men and Their Colleges, which lists the scholars who joined the University of Oxford between 1880 and 1892.
If your ancestor was a scholar here at this time there’s much more to discover. You could find his birthday, birthplace, awards and the college he attended. You might even be lucky enough to find a photo, particularly if he was a member of a college sports team.
Isle of Man Records, 1598-2003
Do you have ancestors from the Isle of Man? There's a good chance you'll find them in the baptism, marriage and burial indexes from the Isle of Man - the latest release in our Web Search project.
Published by the Manx Museum and spanning more than 400 years, the records are a great resource for identifying key events in your ancestors’ lives. Track down relatives who were born, married or died on the island, and learn more about life there over the years.
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With great features, tools and reports, it’s the perfect present for any genealogy enthusiast. Buy it now to take advantage of this great discount and get it in time for Christmas.
Don't miss the Ancestry Advent Calendar
The countdown to Christmas has begun with the launch of this year’s Ancestry Advent Calendar. Each day’s window will reveal something new and exciting – will it be a holiday challenge to solve, a fabulous prize draw or a handy tip for your tree? You won’t know unless you join in with all the festive fun!
Don’t miss the chance to win great prizes, pick up some tips and enjoy our Christmas countdown. Remember to check back each day to see what’s behind the next window!
Clergy List, 1897
Are you interested in religious history or do you have a family background in the clergy? You’ll find this newly added collection a wonderful source of reference. Published in April 1897, it lists the clergy of the Church of England, the Episcopal Church in Scotland, and the Church of Ireland.
It also recorded clergy members working in theological colleges, prisons, workhouses and hospitals – and much more. Finding your ancestors here will give you vital details for your family tree as well as an insight into your religious heritage.
Civil Engineer Lists, 1818-1930
This newly added collection contains admission and member lists from the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK from its inception in 1818 to 1930, a particularly important era in UK history. It’s a fantastic place to discover if your family members played a part in designing and constructing the canals, railways and waterworks that are still around today!
The records show the engineer’s name, election year, location, and job title, and they also reveal biographical details and work patterns over time. Spot a family member here and you can use their occupation to search for them in censuses, railway records, and trade union records.
Children's Employment Report, 1842
We’ve just added a compelling report into the world of children working in trades and factories in 1842. Carried out by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Children’s Employment, the report helped lead to changes in laws governing child labour. It provides an unparalleled – and unvarnished – glimpse into your ancestors’ lives during the Industrial Revolution.
The report is based on hundreds of interviews, mostly with children but some with parents and employers. Questions were asked on a huge range of subjects and you can read about the children’s pay, working conditions, schooling, housing, and even what they ate at home.
Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837
This brand new collection of UK Quaker Birth, Marriage and Death registers is an excellent source of discovery if your ancestors were a part of the Religious Society of Friends. It includes registers and certificates from before 30 June 1837, when the Quakers turned their records over to the General Register Office in London.
Search by name, parents’ names, location and event date, and browse images by county and meeting.
WWII Civilian Deaths, 1939-1945
We’ve just added these WWII Civilian Death Records, 1939-1945, a stark reminder of the losses suffered in the other side of war. Find details of thousands of civilians who were killed during WWII by enemy action and are commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
London was hardest hit, so the London boroughs have lengthy casualty lists, but the collection also covers many other places, including Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Norwich and York.
Help us support the Royal British Legion
As we approach Remembrance Day, we'd like you to help us support the Royal British Legion. We've created a special Remembrance video, and all you need to do is watch it - for every view it receives before 20 November, we'll donate £1 to the RBL.
You can also help by sharing the video with your family and friends. The more people who see the video, the more money the RBL will receive. Donations go to Royal British Legion Trading Limited, which gives its taxable profits to the Royal British Legion (charity no. 219279). Donations continue up to £10,000.