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The Great, Great, Great, Grand Adventure: Meeting New Faces

Posted by Rob Brown on January 25, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Since the very first morning after leaving home until just yesterday, we have met so many people who have gone out of their way to come meet us and tell us their story. We somewhat expected this to happen since we are driving an enormous bright green motorhome with pictures of our ancestors covering the… Read more

Interactive Image Viewer – Coming Soon to More Collections!

Posted by gdavies on January 23, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Content, Site Features

Last year, we launched the Interactive Image Viewer as an interactive tool to help you view and interpret information from many of the Census records available online. We’re excited to announce that the Interactive Image Viewer will now be available for several more collections in the coming weeks. Finding and understanding historical records is one… Read more

Ancestry.com Introduces NEW Support Communities

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on January 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

We are pleased to inform you that Ancestry recently introduced a new online destination for learning and problem solving – Ancestry Support Communities – it’s our latest addition to the world’s largest online genealogy community. Whether you’re looking to share your experience and knowledge with other members, or want to connect with other product enthusiasts… Read more

AncestryDNA Ethnicity Prediction: Learning to Speak Genetics

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on January 11, 2013 in AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA™ is one of the most advanced autosomal DNA tests on the market, but that doesn’t mean our job is done. We are constantly working to improve our genetic ethnicity prediction models by deciphering the unique language of the human genome and employing some of the top geneticists and latest technology to help determine what… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Santa’s Dead?

Posted by Rob Brown on January 11, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

This is a good one, follow if you can…my Grandpa Wilkinson has an aunt Mabel. I never knew her because she died in 1969 and lived in another state. But I was given a letter that she had written to my Grandpa. It tells all about her life and family in Birmingham, Alabama. We are… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Trouble in Paradise

Posted by Rob Brown on January 9, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Well, well, well… there you are Trouble…it’s been awhile. Yes, we had a bit of a setback, last night somewhere between New Orleans and our destination, Birmingham Alabama, we were given notice (a series of very loud honking) by a trucker to pull over. We pulled over and discovered the trailer we are towing with… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: New Years in Galveston, TX

Posted by Rob Brown on January 7, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Happy New Year! The stories of 2012 are now “in the books” as they say and although it is a little chilly down here in Galveston we are pinching ourselves just to make sure we are really here on this incredible adventure. We look forward to the New Year and we couldn’t be more excited… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Christmas in Houston

Posted by Rob Brown on January 7, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

We can’t believe it’s over. We have been thinking and talking about how we were going to handle Christmas on the road since we first decided to go on this trip. We wondered where we would put the Christmas tree, how Santa Claus would find us, how the kids would handle Christmas morning in a… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Who Are We?

Posted by Rob Brown on January 7, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

We were recently discussing several experiences we have had with Ancestry.com members that we have met along our trek. We mused at what they must have expected us to be like as they approached us. The vast majority of the people we interact with here on Ancestry.com and in the various cities and states we… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Getting Ready For Christmas in San Antonio

Posted by Rob Brown on January 2, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Oh the memories we made in San Antonio, Texas. Swimming, bike rides, learning all about the Alamo in 80-degree weather, a powerful windstorm and really getting into the Christmas spirit. Our exploration began with a Riverwalk cruise, complete with yummy Mexican food and Christmas caroling with carolers riding in boats along side our boat! The… Read more

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