Las Vegas: The Marriage Capital of the World

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 6, 2013 in Site

The Vegas wedding has become an iconic part of pop culture since 1931, when the new marriage law in Nevada was passed allowing couples to marry on the spot with no wait times or requirements. Since then couples of all kinds including celebrities have been getting hitched in Sin City. With the convenience of time… Read more

AncestryDNA discoveries made easier with the help of the shaky leaf.

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on February 6, 2013 in Site, AncestryDNA

The new AncestryDNA™ service is continually being updated and improved upon—it’s just a part of the overall experience. One exciting new feature of the DNA test is the addition of the shaky leaf hint on your DNA results page. This new kind of hint will help you easily spot a DNA match who shares an… Read more

Discovering True Love

There’s a story behind that marriage date. But unless the tale has been passed down through family lore or you’re the proud owner of a collection of torrid love letters, you’re never going to get it, right? Don’t give up so easily. Turns out that story of true love could be hiding in a yearbook… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Earth, Wind, Fire & Rain

Posted by Rob Brown on February 4, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Three months on the road and time is flashing by so fast that we are starting to panic a little. We have been planning for February for so long and now that it is here it almost seems surreal, but there is nothing we can do to slow time down so we just keep planning… Read more

Discover Your Family Connections At RootsTech

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 4, 2013 in Events

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch and sponsored by, offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest technology to start or accelerate your efforts to find, organize, preserve, and share your family’s connections, stories, and history. What Does RootsTech Offer? In addition to over 250 informative classes and hands-on workshops available for those from beginner to… Read more

John and Vada Sommerville—Civil Rights Dynamic Duo

Posted by Paul Rawlins on February 1, 2013 in Site

Born in Jamaica, John Somerville got his first taste of Jim Crowe-era discrimination the day he got off a ship in San Francisco in 1902 and couldn’t find a decent room or meal. He didn’t like it.   This Who’s Who bio explains how John and his wife, Vada, spent the rest of their lives… Read more

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