Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Social Media

This Mother’s Day, we celebrate moms. And the things they pass down to us.

What’s the most important thing your mom passed down to you? A few of us at Ancestry.com answered that question. Head to our Facebook page to enter our Mother’s Day Sweepstakes and get a chance to win a genealogy kit for mom. Enter here: ancstry.me/HXAmkg

You can also grab the best gift this Mother’s Day for any mom, an Ancestry.com membership. Get it now at: ancstry.me/HYoamN

4 Comments

Martin FIsh 

One might think that with all the information you have at your fingertips about death dates of relatives, that you might refrain from suggesting that we make gifts to our long dead mothers.

April 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm
BCarroll 

As many of us know, women pretty much lost their maiden names upon marriage. It’s what makes researching women particularly difficult in many cases.

I have noticed a phenomenon that has organically grown on Facebook. Because women who are married but wish to connect up with friends from school etc. – they almost invariably include their maiden name in their facebook name. I’m hoping that as time goes on that these maiden names will continue to flourish on facebook and on any entity that may replace it in the future.

I can clearly see that sometime in the future that faceboook make well become a database that will be connected to genealogical websites such as ancestry and searchable by future generations.

Even women who ‘discarded’ their maiden names upon marriage as was and is still the custom for many are including their maiden names. I know of at least one person who was able to find relatives descended through a maternal maiden name.

April 24, 2012 at 1:31 am
Pat Secord 

Re: #1 Martin….I am alive and well, and my subscription to Ancestry.com was indeed a gift from my family. Don’t overthink things.

April 25, 2012 at 4:28 am
cole willson 

mothers day is coming, this article is very helpful for those who wanna wish mothers day to their moms,,,, happy mothers day

April 12, 2014 at 2:59 am