What Can I Do With All My Family History Research?

Posted by lorilee on April 26, 2013 in MyCanvas

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of your family history research?  What is the next step?  How can you put it all together so you can easily share it with your family members? At the RootsTech genealogy conference in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago, I spent my time in the… Read more

AncestryDNA Celebrates DNA Day. Wait, What’s DNA Day?

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on April 25, 2013 in AncestryDNA

Happy DNA Day! Once a year, the scientific community takes time out to recognize some amazing achievements in DNA science. Two keystone events are the discovery of the DNA double helix structure in 1953 by Francis Crick and James Watson and the declaration 50 years later, in 2003, that the Human Genome Project was complete…well,… Read more

AncestryDNA and Katie Couric bring birth mother and son together – 41 years later

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on April 19, 2013 in Site, AncestryDNA, Stories

Chris Burton was simply hoping to discover his ancestors’ homelands when he took his AncestryDNA test. But when his test results came in, Chris, who was adopted at birth, learned he had a close family connection, possibly a first cousin. Would that link him to his birth family? Watch the whole story unfold as Chris… Read more

Happy Library Week! And Happy National Library Workers Day!

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on April 16, 2013 in Site

There was a sense of power, a new found freedom wrapped inside your first library card. It meant someone knew you, trusted you and wanted to help. Turns out, they still do. And libraries and librarians prove this every day as they help countless individual discover historical facts about their family and their history.… Read more

100,000,000 Records Keyed

Posted by afechter on April 10, 2013 in Site

Early this morning the World Archives Project community achieved a huge milestone- 100,000,000 records keyed! The record count started in June 2008 and we reached 100,000,000 records early this morning. The 166 indexes created through the World Archives Project are free for anyone to search. If you would like to join our community of contributors… Read more

Ancestry Day: Las Vegas!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on April 8, 2013 in Events

Take your skills to the next level! Join us for Ancestry Day Las Vegas on May 11th, 2013 at the LVH Convention Center. Whether you have been using for years or you are a brand new user, you won’t want to miss this event. Full day registration is only $25. Here is a sneak… Read more

RootsTech 2013 with

Posted by Pam Velazquez on April 2, 2013 in Events, Guest Bloggers, Social Media

I have been to comic-cons and paranormal cons, but I think I was most excited for this: my first genealogy conference. On Friday March 21 I found myself in Utah at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City — with and 6,700 other people — for the third annual RootsTech conference.… Read more

Ask Ancestry Anne: Did My Ancestor Sign the Declaration of Independence?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on April 1, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Being the descendant of someone famous is always a fun thing to find in your family history. April’s Ask Ancestry Anne column explores this issue with a question from one of our members. Dear Ancestry Anne, My grandmother’s family Bible shows that Mary E. Dawes died January 24, 1906. Knowing she lived in Pittsburgh, PA,… Read more

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