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Tonight on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Kim Cattrall Searches for Her Missing Grandfather

Posted by Paul Rawlins on February 25, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Kim Cattrall’s grandfather disappeared 70 years ago in Depression-era Liverpool, England. On tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Kim travels to England to discover the reasons behind his disappearance, which still haunts Kim’s mother and aunts decades later. Family historians take note: Kim starts her journey with little more than her grandfather’s… Read more

Consular Marriages—When in China…

Posted by Paul Rawlins on February 24, 2011 in Content

The Consular Reports of Marriage, 1910–1949, database that went live this month is a fun one if you happen to have an ancestor among the certificates and correspondence contained in the files. I say these reports are fun because, while there’s a story behind any record, these stories come with the extra flair of a… Read more

Family Tree Maker: The Family Group View

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on February 21, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

In a blog post on February 7th, I wrote about how to navigate in the pedigree view on the People workspace. This week we’ll talk about to use the family group view. The family group view displays a single-family unit—a couple, their parents, and their children. In this view you can add spouses and children and… Read more

Watch Rosie O’Donnell’s Irish Family Story Unfold

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on February 18, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Rosie O’Donnell has always known she was Irish – but why did her family leave their homeland and how did they land in North America? Those are just two questions Rosie sets out to answer on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? From their 20th-century home in New Jersey to her ancestors’ former… Read more

Family Tree Maker Webinar Tonight

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on February 16, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Tree Maker, Webinars

Tonight at 8:00 pm (EST) the experts at Family Tree Maker are giving a free webinar focused on printing and sharing your family history. You’ll learn how to: Design and print charts Run  reports Utilize the print functions available on each workspace Create individual and family slide shows If you haven’t already registered, it’s not… Read more

Black History Month—Unearthing the Past

Posted by Paul Rawlins on February 14, 2011 in Content

Folks log on to Ancestry.com to locate lost siblings, scare out family skeletons, and, of course, find ancestors, but this is the first time I’ve heard of someone using the site to establish the provenance of a piece of pottery. April Hynes’s grandfather Robert Strang unearthed this fantastic face jug in Philadelphia in 1950. It’s… Read more

Family Tree Maker: The Pedigree View

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on February 7, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

The Family tab on the People workspace provides a comprehensive view of your tree. This is where you enter information about individuals and families in your tree—and where you will spend most of your time in Family Tree Maker. Over the next few weeks I’ll spend some time explaining each section of the workspace in detail. You’ll find tips and… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Returns Friday

Mark your calendar, pop your corn, grab a notebook and keep a box of tissues handy — Who Do You Think You Are? returns for its second season this Friday, February 4 on NBC (8/7c). And we couldn’t be more excited. This season, eight of your favorite stars trace their family roots through the centuries.… Read more

Family Tree Maker Webinar on February 16th

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on February 3, 2011 in Family Tree Maker, Webinars

Family history is a great way to connect with your past. And Family Tree Maker can help you illustrate your family story and share it with friends and family members. Join us on Wednesday, February 16th at 8:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) for a free webinar that focuses on creating charts, reports, and slide shows.… Read more

Black History Month 2011 at Ancestry.com

Posted by Paul Rawlins on February 2, 2011 in Content

In honor of Black History Month 2011, Ancestry.com is releasing thousands of new records and sharing African-American family research success stories on the Ancestry.com blog.

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