Welcome to the Ancestry Academy…

September is here and children all over the country are heading back to school. It’s the perfect time to dig out your pencil case and do some learning of your own – in the Ancestry Academy! Whether you’re a new starter or a top set whiz kid, this week’s lessons will help you develop your family history skills and make brand new discoveries.

Did you miss out?

Term has finished

But you can still catch up. complete each lesson in turn, then take the end-of-week test.

Get started now

How it works

We’ve put together a full timetable of ‘lessons’ to teach you about our key records and most useful features – just click on your next period to get going. And if you’re absent during the week, make sure you catch up with
the work you’ve missed.

Each lesson includes ‘new starter’ and ‘top set’ tutorials. You’ll then be given short homework assignments – you’ll need your answers for a test at the end of the week!

Also look out for free periods throughout the week.
We’ll have some great giveaways for our most enthusiastic pupils.

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Earn your Ancestry Diploma Take the test

After-school activities

Once your school day’s over, why not hang out with your fellow students at our Facebook page? You can chat about the day’s lessons and compare homework notes – but don’t give away the answers unless you want detention!

Join the club
Find out what our students on Facebook are chatting about.

Earn your Ancestry Diploma Keep your homework answers safe for a test on Friday


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Monday's free period

Prize Draw 1

Family Tree Maker

Win 1 of 10 copies of our latest software

Be one of the first people to get your hands
on the new and improved version of our award-winning family history software. It comes complete with improved integration with your Ancestry.co.uk account, advanced charts and reports, interactive timelines and maps, and many more great new features.
We have ten copies ready to be won.

Enter the prize draw

Closing date 30th September

Tuesday’s free period

Prize Draw 2

WDYTYA? magazine

10 subscriptions up for grabs

Trace your family's past and discover your roots with Who Do You Think You Are? magazine. Brought to you by the team
behind BBC History Magazine, and the
official companion to the successful TV
series, WDYTYA? magazine's features
range from military to social history, telling
the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people and how they used to live. We have ten subscriptions to give away.

Enter the prize draw

Closing date 30th September

Wednesday’s free period

Prize Draw 3

Worldwide Memberships

Win 1 of 5 annual memberships

Our worldwide membership provides everything you need to trace your family history around the world. Scour the globe
with unlimited access to our entire library
of over 7 billion records, plus guaranteed access to all our new releases. We have
five annual memberships to give away.

Enter the prize draw

Closing date 30th September

Thursday’s free period

Prize Draw 4

National Trust passes

Win 1 of 50 pairs of tickets

We’re working with the National Trust to preserve our nation’s history, and help you uncover your family’s place in it. To
celebrate our partnership, we’re giving away 50 pairs of day passes to the National Trust property of your choice. Don’t miss the
chance to experience the history of Uppark, see the beauty of Fountains Abbey, or visit another of the Trust’s 350 properties.

Enter the prize draw

Closing date 30th September