One Hundred Years of Social Media

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on May 30, 2012 in Campaigns, Research

An interesting thing has happened in the last few years: the explosion of social networking and social media. We have been able to be constantly updated about the activities of our friends and relatives like never before…but it’s only a 21st Century manifestation of our tendency to spy on each other. In historical newspapers, many Read More

Uncovering Family History in the New Film For Greater Glory

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on May 30, 2012 in Entertainment

For Greater Glory, opening in theaters June 1st, tells the never-before-told story of Mexico’s Cristero War. There’s been increasing excitement around the film here in the US among the Mexican-American community, many of whom have ties to the real historical characters featured in the film. Mexican actress Karyme Lozano, who plays the mother of the Read More

The Few. The Proud. The Marine Corps Muster Rolls.

Posted by Crista Cowan on May 24, 2012 in Collections, Website

In 1775 a committee of the Continental Congress met at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  They issued a resolution that called for two battalions of men to fight for independence at sea and on shore.  Thus, on 10 November 1775, the Marine Corps was born.  Since then, the Marines have fought in major and Read More

Three Days, Three Free Classes

Posted by Juliana Szucs on May 23, 2012 in Events, Webinars, Website

I hope you’ll join me and several of my colleagues for three days of free online classes. Searches: A Behind the Scenes Look, presented by John Bacus Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 8 PM ET Learn how search at works AND get an inside view of tricks you’ll need to take full advantage Read More

Just Launched! Search 1940 Maine Now

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on May 18, 2012 in Website

Maine, 1940. Before lobster had settled firmly into the position of high-priced delicacy. Before the eastern-most state had realized the impact World War II would have on its shipbuilding industry. Before there was a Stephen King to tell wonderfully creepy fictional tales about the place. That was Maine 72 years ago. And as of last Read More

Family Tree Maker 2012 Update Is Available

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on May 18, 2012 in Family Tree Maker

A free update for Family Tree Maker 2012 (Windows) is now available. It contains a number of improvements and fixes of reported issues including: Improvements to TreeSync performance and stability Added support for media, notes, and sources during file merges Improved handling of media during Web merges Bug fixes for tasks, media items, and window Read More

Take a FREE online family history class!

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on May 15, 2012 in Webinars

Join for two FREE online classes this week beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET as Crista Cowan walks you through her go-to tips for success in Ready, Set, Go – Family History How-To Everyone Should Know. Then join us again on Thursday, May 17 at 8pm ET as Juliana Szucs Smith presents Get More Read More

The Ripple Effect on Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 12, 2012 in Who Do You Think You Are?

When Jason Sudeikis set off to uncover the fate of his grandfather, whose story was a mystery to him, he probably didn’t expect to find three generations of fatherless sons, but that’s exactly what he discovered on Who Do You Think You Are? Included was an immigrant ancestor, Sudeikis’s great-great-great-grandfather, whose story unfolded with the Read More