Fiona Fitzsimons discusses traditional Irish naming patterns, knowledge of which can be extremely helpful in piecing together your Irish family history.
I logged in to my 23andMe account today and learned of a new [BETA] tool has been added to our ancestry reports. Described as an Admixture...
Sir Ian McKellen may be known around the world for his work on stage and screen, with six Oliviers, two Oscar nominations and a knighthood to his name.
Dating when our ancestors split from Neanderthals and other relatives has long been a puzzle, but DNA advances are making our evolutionary journey clearer
This page is here solely to act as a bit of light relief. Tracing your Family Tree can throw up some odd names sometimes, ranging from the s...
The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.
Pop culture is steeped in images of smoky-eyed pharaohs and their queens. Were the ancient Egyptians insufferably vain – or are we simply projecting our own values onto them?
In this article, Mary Harrell-Sesniak searches old newspapers to find jokes about newspapers – giving us a glimpse into our ancestors’ sense of humor.
The first post of 2017 comes from Sylvia Valentine, #AncestryHour's very own #FMV. This is the second of two blogs in which Sylvia looks at the types of information found in School Records that…
Project Naming aims to identify Indigenous people forgotten or misrepresented in archival photos, sparking conversations in Indigenous communities about their past.
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