German WWI Military Archive Reveals ‘Bike Messenger’ Hitler’s First Service Record

Posted by Heather Erickson on December 9, 2009 in Content

In a world-first, Ancestry.com has commenced the online launch of the Bavarian WWI Personnel Rosters, 1914-1918, a comprehensive collection of World War One German service records. The records now online detail the full military careers of 1.5 million Bavarian soldiers who fought during WWI, including then 25-year-old volunteer Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler, considered today as… Read more

Procrastinator’s Present Perfected

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on December 7, 2009 in Ancestry Magazine

I’m not one to worry about holiday shopping until it’s too late, a little habit I picked up from my dad, a true Christmas Eve shopper if ever I’ve met one. But this year, the shopping – and the gifts – started coming a bit early. It started out initially as a challenge to see… Read more

Updated Family Tree Preview

Posted by Kenny Freestone on December 4, 2009 in Family Trees

Today we updated the preview of our new family tree pedigree view.   The updates are based on feedback our members have sent to us as they have experimented with the new view.  In all, thousands of feedback messages have been sent and have been very helpful.  Based on the feedback we’ve received we are making several… Read more