Ancestry App for Windows 8

Posted by Duff Wilson on December 21, 2012 in Site, Mobile

Have you ever wanted a quick and easy way to view and share your family tree right from your desktop?  Announcing Ancestry for Windows 8 which was released into the new Windows Store on November 30th and was subsequently updated on December 12th. The Ancestry app provides an attractive and innovative way to experience and… Read more Make a Challenging Visit Great With Storytelling

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 21, 2012 in Stories

Contributed by Paula Spencer Scott, senior editor Worried about how to keep a conversation moving along when visiting an older adult in a nursing home or assisted living? Sometimes it’s helpful to focus not on what you should say but on *how to encourage stories* instead. Storytelling can be a wonderful, no-pressure way to… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Counting Numbers in Dallas

Posted by Member Services Social Support Team on December 19, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure, The Grand Adventure

Days like 12/12/12 make us feel like life is all about the numbers. Since we embarked on this adventure six weeks ago, we have been consumed by numbers like miles per gallon, time and distance to our next destination, exit numbers, entrance fees, opening and closing times, travel time and of course counting to make… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Broken, But Not Beaten in Little Rock

Posted by Member Services Social Support Team on December 18, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure, The Grand Adventure

Before we began this adventure, we talked to a number of seasoned travelers about our plans to go across the country in a motorhome as a family. We were surprised to hear in response from these road warrior veterans a number of warnings about the challenges of hitting the road. After our visit to Little… Read more

Using Like a Detective – in your own research and on CSI!

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 12, 2012 in Site solves mysteries! At least that’s what it did on tonight’s episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” as detectives dove into a family tree to see which clues the subject of one investigation had already uncovered about members of her family. Curious how you can search detective style? You can learn the tricks to… Read more

Dinosaurs and Descendants: 200-Year-Old Museum Seeks Family

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 12, 2012 in Stories

Throughout 2012, America’s oldest natural history museum celebrated its 200th birthday.  Sitting proudly in center city Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University was founded in 1812 and stands today as a museum and center of scientific research. Through its two centuries of existence, many of the men and women who have walked… Read more

Member Trees: Merge Duplicate People

Posted by jhodnett on December 7, 2012 in Site, Family Trees

A lot of people have asked over the years how to clean up duplicates in their Ancestry Member Tree.  If you are one of the people who discovered that your mysterious distant cousin Mary was really the same person as Uncle George’s wife Mary, then you’ll be happy to learn that we have a solution that… Read more

Never Mind ‘Elizabeth’ – Royal Baby Could be a ‘Lancelot’, ‘Boniface’ or ‘Grissel’

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 6, 2012 in Stories

If Prince William and Kate Middleton decide to take baby-name inspiration from their forebears, the royal baby could be born a ‘Grissel’, ‘Boniface’ or even ‘Lancelot’. New research from, the world’s largest online family history resource, reveals that while ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘John’ are the most common boys and girls names in both family trees,… Read more