Archive for November 2010

Ancestry enhances its family tree viewer

Category: General

Ancestry has improved its tree viewer to let you more easily see and move around between the generations of your family tree:

  • Expandable generations in the Pedigree View so you can see more than five generations in any one line.

  • Updated Family View displays more generations as well as the extended family.

  • Zoom in to an area of your tree or panaround.

  • View your tree in the full width of your browser window.

  • Printer-friendly feature.

The 1911 Census is coming to

Category: General

The 1911 Census will soon be available on the new Diamond Subscription at The subscription costs 149.95 for a year but there is currently a 20 discount - (see link). The project will start late 2010, with an anticipated completion date of summer 2011.

Other subscriptions are available plus a Pay-as-you-go option.

Ancestry release new military collections

Category: General

Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949
Provides details of almost eight million soldiers over three centuries of warfare. Campaign medals were usually awarded to everyone who fought in particular battles, so these records are virtual roll calls of famous conflicts such as the Napoleonic, Crimean and Boer Wars. They don't include the two World Wars you'll find the WWI rolls in a separate collection while those for WWII aren't publicly available.

Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972
A similarly extensive collection honouring forebears who served at sea. The Royal Navy and Marines have been at the centre of our military actions for hundreds of years, so among these 564,000 records you'll find seamen at the Battle of Trafalgar, The Crimea and the Zulu War. This time the World Wars are also included.

Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920
These records detail the courageous people who were awarded a medal considered second only to the Victoria Cross in its significance during World War I - find a forebear here, and you have reason to feel extremely proud. As well as each serviceman's name, rank and regiment, you'll find the full story of how they earned this illustrious reward.

New Here? Welcome to my Family History Blog

Category: General

Hi there, I'll try not to keep you long!

My name is Annie Barnes (nee Hibbitt) and this blog is connected to my Hibbitt & Barnes Family History website, available at The main site contains details of mine and my husband, Harvey's, family trees (click here and choose a tree if you wish to view all the names in our families) as well as photo galleries, biographies, a guestbook and other resources. The blog is a way of keeping you informed of my latest research, any changes to the main site and offers some useful family history links and other genealogical information......Read more »