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Who’s Who In Our Family Tree

Posted by lorilee on May 31, 2013 in MyCanvas

As we enter the summer months, many of us will be attending family reunions. These are wonderful opportunities to reconnect with family members we don’t get to see very often. At these reunions, it can be challenging to explain how everyone in the family is related. Family Tree Posters from MyCanvas can be a fun,… Read more

Six Ways to Jump Start Your Family History Research

Are you brand new to genealogy and not quite sure where to start? Maybe you’ve been doing this for a while and need some inspiration to help you break through that long standing brick wall. As we head into the long weekend, I plan on spending a little time working on my own family history… Read more

New Search Results Page On Ancestry.com

Have you logged on to Ancestry.com today and done any record searching? Then you probably noticed that we made some changes overnight to the search results page. This is part of our continued effort to improve performance on the site and the load time required for key pages. This also allows us to work towards… Read more

AncestryDNA wins the Utah Innovation Award in consumer software and web services

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on May 15, 2013 in AncestryDNA, Company News

AncestryDNA was honored as the winner of the Utah Innovation Awards under the consumer software and web services category. Eight other innovation winners were also recognized in various categories from biotechnology to mechanical systems manufacturing. Finalists in the consumer software and web services category include LumiBook by School Improvement Network and MyCurrent by Overstock –… Read more

Join Ancestry.com in Southern California for Three Days of Family History

Posted by Crista Cowan on May 14, 2013 in Events

Just starting to build your family tree? Ready to take your research skills to the next level? Trying to break through some sticky brick walls? Then you won’t want to miss the . 2013 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Produced by the Southern California Genealogical Society June 7-9, 2013 Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, Burbank, California… Read more

AncestryDNA honors moms this Mother’s Day with a DNA test that’s for women too

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on May 12, 2013 in AncestryDNA

Mother’s Day. It’s the perfect time to show the woman who made you who you are just how much you love her. And now, you can discover even more about who you are, who your mom is and about all the other moms in your family tree. Did you know that AncestryDNA is our newest,… Read more

Finding Moms and Grandmoms in the Family Tree

Posted by Juliana Smith on May 10, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

Sometimes it gets tricky chasing moms and great-grandmas through the family tree, particularly if Great-Grandma is hiding squarely behind a married name. Don’t give up. When you’re faced with the tough task of tracing an elusive female back through history, it pays to be persistent. You’ll find plenty of rewards by tracing female family lines.… Read more

Jackie Robinson, Big Man on Any Campus

Posted by Paul Rawlins on May 9, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

How good was Jackie Robinson? So good that in high school, he even got written up in opponents’ yearbooks—after beating them:     At Pasadena Junior College, he wowed folks in track,   baseball,   basketball,   and football,   the sport that led to his being dubbed the greatest individual athlete on the greatest… Read more

Ancestry iOS App Gets Pedigree View and Photo Hints

Posted by Aaron Orr on May 6, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile

More discoveries can happen with our mobile app with the new Pedigree View and Photo Hints. Our Ancestry App is great wherever you go or wherever you are in today’s busy world.  Whether at the train station, your couch, or at Aunt Edna’s house, take those moments to quickly view or add something to your… Read more

Don’t Miss Ancestry Day Las Vegas on May 11th

Posted by Pam Velazquez on May 3, 2013 in Events

Join Ancestry.com’s Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowan, for Ancestry Day Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11th at the LVH Convention Center. Come for a full-day of education and a chance to win fantastic door prizes throughout the day. The grand prize is a World Deluxe Membership and an AncestryDNA kit. Take advantage of the few remaining… Read more

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