Launches Instagram Facebook Contest to Celebrate the Holidays

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 30, 2012 in Social Media

As family historians, we always wish our ancestors had documented and passed down more. Especially around the holidays as I spend time with family, I think of my ancestors more than ever. What was Christmas like for them? What were their holiday traditions? What kinds of gifts did they give each other and more. The… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Get Your Boots On in Nashville

Posted by Rob Brown on November 30, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

We set some big goals for Nashville before we arrived here. Rob grew up listening to all types of country music so he was excited to experience downtown Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Kathy had goals to find some really good southern barbeque and to dig into her… Read more

From Our Families To Yours – Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Crista Cowan on November 22, 2012 in Stories

Here at we spend a lot of time looking at the past through genealogy records and family history research.  We spend a lot of time looking to the future, developing new technology and making plans for the business.  As we take a few days off to spend time with family and other loved ones… Read more

The Great, Great, Great, Grand Adventure: Nauvoo – Story of Kathy’s Ancestry

Posted by Rob Brown on November 21, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

In anticipation of our visit to the Land and Records office of old Nauvoo, Rob and I sat down and made a list of our ancestors who possibly may have lived there or owned property during the mid 1800’s. Rob’s list was rather long, but my list was very short. I could only recall one… Read more

How Our Ancestral Recipes and Food Shape our Thanksgiving

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 21, 2012 in Stories

Have you ever reflected on who you really are? Not from a psychological perspective, but from an ethnic and ancestral one. I believe that food is among the first elements that connect us to our past and defines who we are. I can relate to this firsthand. I grew up in a three-generation household with… Read more

Android gets Hints! See what’s new in our Android app.

Posted by Aaron Orr on November 20, 2012 in Site, Mobile

Ever wish you could make new family history discoveries from your Android phone or tablet? We’re excited to announce that we’ve added Hints for historical records to our Android app. Let’s take a closer look at what’s new… Record Hints “Shaky leaves” on people in your tree indicate that we may have found a record for this… Read more

AncestryDNA just keeps getting better—see what’s new

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on November 15, 2012 in Site, AncestryDNA, Site Features

The day you get your AncestryDNA™ results is certainly an exciting one. But your experience doesn’t end there. We’re continually making updates to the AncestryDNA BETA site, including new features and tools designed to enhance your discoveries. So if you’ve taken the new DNA test, here’s an exciting peek into what’s new to the site.… Read more

Desperately Seeking Search Tips

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on November 13, 2012 in Site

“Seeking Search Tips.” That one simple request sums up all that is wonderful about the just-launched Support Community. Ask a question. Get an answer. The Support Community is just that: a place where community members can get answers from other members of the community about how to use the site for research.… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: One Week Down, Many More To Go

Posted by Rob Brown on November 13, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

The first week of the Great Great Great Grand Adventure has been more than we could have imagined. We have learned a lot about what it’s like for a family of seven to be on the road in a motor home. We have also learned a lot about our family history along the way as… Read more

The City by the Bay Welcomes the World’s Top Geneticists

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on November 12, 2012 in AncestryDNA, Events

San Francisco is home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli chocolate and touristy Fisherman’s Wharf. But this year, it’s also home to the largest human genetics conference and exposition in the world. This past week, the 2012 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting brought together some of the world’s top geneticists and… Read more

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