Honoring Our Veterans

Posted by Crista Cowan on November 9, 2012 in Content

During the Civil War fallen soldiers were often buried quickly, in the most convenient spot as battles continued and troops moved on.  Following the Civil War, many interred in these makeshift resting grounds, in the Mississippi Delta region, were moved to Memphis to be re-interred in a “designated field.”  Thus, most of the earliest burials at… Read more

Unexpected ethnicities. New discoveries. See where AncestryDNA takes you.

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on November 7, 2012 in AncestryDNA

Meet John, a true example of how a person’s documented family history can be slightly different than the story in their DNA. John has taken other DNA tests, and his results came back as 98% Western European. Accurate? Yes. Detailed? Not so much. See, there’s a much broader story in each person’s DNA that John,… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Preparing to Depart

Posted by Rob Brown on November 2, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

EATING AN ELEPHANT Preparing for a trip like this is a lot like eating an elephant, if you think about more than one bite at a time the task seems impossible. In just over two months we have sold our house, prepared to leave our business, bought, serviced and modified a 40′ diesel motorhome, packed… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: A Family History Journey Inspired by

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 2, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure

The evening of July 15th, 2012 was a pivotal moment in time for the Brown family – it was the night we decided to take our five children on a trip across the United States on a journey of discovery. Like every family, we have had our challenges, and we felt strongly that the time… Read more

AncestryDNA—great alone, even better with an subscription

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on November 1, 2012 in AncestryDNA

You may have heard that you can order the new AncestryDNA™ test right now, just by going to the AncestryDNA site. That’s great news! But we want to make sure you know some of the key features of the DNA test—with an subscription and without. While there is no monthly subscription to AncestryDNA, an… Read more

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