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Where There’s a Wall, There’s a Way

Posted by Juliana Smith on February 25, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Just when I think Who Do You Think You Are? can’t get any better, they blow me away with last night’s episode. The show, sponsored by Ancestry.com, had so many fantastic twists and turns it was almost breathtaking. When they hit a wall, they turned to alternatives like DNA testing to discover distant relatives and… Read more

Next on Who Do You Think You Are? — Finding Alternative Routes

Posted by Ancestry.com on February 23, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Who Do You Think You Are?

Regardless of ethnicity, when you dabble in family history, you’re likely to hit a wall. And if you’re African American, the “wall” you hit is almost guaranteed to be triggered by slavery. However, on Friday night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? actor Blair Underwood’s search demonstrates exactly why it’s always worth looking… Read more

Our Privacy Philosophy

Posted by Heather Erickson on February 23, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Site Features

We know that privacy is increasingly important to you – our users. We want you to know that we care about it too. Our newly published Privacy Philosophy lets you know we have a consistent approach to protecting your privacy and that it is at the core of the decisions we make and what we… Read more

Not All In Our Past Is Noble And Good

Posted by Crista Cowan on February 16, 2012 in Content, Stories

Born and living in California, actor and activist George Takei was only four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed in December of 1941. Two short months later, on February 19, 1942, in reaction to that event, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued an Executive Order that allowed approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese residents to be… Read more

Join Ancestry.com for Family History Day 2012 in Tarrytown, NY

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 15, 2012 in Events

Ancestry.com is co-sponsoring Family History Day 2012 in Tarrytown, NY, and if you are in the area, we’d love if you can join us. Family History Day 2012 in Tarrytown, NY Co-sponsored by Ancestry.com and The New England Historic Genealogical Society Saturday, March 17th – 9:00am to 4:00pm Online registration for New York Family History Day 2012 is… Read more

Mysteries and Other Good Stories in the Family Tree

Posted by Juliana Smith on February 11, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Marissa Tomei’s journey into the past on last night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (Fridays 8/7c on NBC) centered on the untimely death of her great-grandfather. At the start, he was little more than a name in the family tree and the subject of speculation—of the shadiest type. But his reputation got… Read more

RootsTech 2012 Has Come and Gone

Posted by Crista Cowan on February 9, 2012 in Events, Social Media

I absolutely LOVE genealogy conferences. I love meeting new people and running into old friends. I love attending classes to learn new things. And, I love teaching classes where I get to watch people’s eyes light up with discovery. I love spending time in the Ancestry.com booth where I’m able to help people break through… Read more

A Murder Mystery on Who Do You Think You Are

Posted by Ancestry.com on February 9, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

On this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? award-winning actress Marisa Tomei searches for the truth behind her great-grandfather’s rumored murder. Learn what she uncovers and how getting a look at the big picture changes an entire generation’s view of one hardworking man in the family tree. Ancestry.com is a sponsor of… Read more

Twists of fate in the family tree on Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Juliana Smith on February 4, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

When you start down a road in your family’s history, you never know whose paths may have crossed in the past. Actor Martin Sheen found that out on the first episode of this season of Who Do You Think You Are?. In a mind-bending twist of fate, he learned that a great-great-great-great-grandfather on his grandmother’s… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Returns This Friday

Posted by Ancestry.com on February 2, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

From Apocalypse Now to The West Wing, Martin Sheen has dealt with the price of war and the prerogatives of power in his roles as an actor. Turns out, that’s nothing new in a family tree where fact proves to be more unbelievable than fiction. Check out Sheen’s trip through two civil wars on his… Read more

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