Crista Cowan Speaking at The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

Posted by Kristie Wells on July 31, 2013 in Events

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference (IAJGS) is being held in Boston on August 4th – 9th, and our own Crista Cowan will be leading three sessions during this event: Sunday 1:45-3:00pm EDT - Getting Started with Ancestry.com Monday 5:00-6:15pm EDT - Finding Your Jewish Roots on Ancestry.com Thursday 3:30-4:45 EDT - Best Search Strategies on Ancestry.com… Read more

Begin with what you know: Christina Applegate

Posted by Kristie Wells on July 31, 2013 in Searching for Records, Who Do You Think You Are?

Stage and screen star Christina Applegate’s father, Robert, has lived with a troubling mystery his entire life — just who was his mother? Raised by his paternal grandparents, Robert has only fleeting memories of his mother. Christina sets out to find her story. She starts with one valuable piece of information: Robert’s birth certificate. She learns… Read more

Recent Releases on Ancestry.com – Oregon Adoptions, Mexican-American War Volunteers, London Knights and Bankrupts

Posted by Paul Rawlins on July 26, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

We didn’t want you to miss any of these little gems while recovering from temporary fireworks-induced blindness, excessive barbecue intake, parade fatigue, or simply a really bad sunburn, so here are some of the new records released earlier this summer:   Adoptions can be fantastic for families but hard on genealogists. But you may be… Read more

Browsing Records on Ancestry.com [Video]

Posted by Crista Cowan on July 25, 2013 in Searching for Records

Did you know that not all records on Ancestry.com are indexed? Even when there is an index available, sometimes it is useful to view an entire set of passenger lists or a whole neighborhood in the census to find the information you need. In this video, we share how to use the “browse” features for… Read more

Kelly Clarkson Discovers Strength Runs Deep Through Her American Roots

Posted by Pam Velazquez on July 24, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Who Do You Think You Are?

“It’s just cool to know your story – not your own, but your family’s.” – Kelly Clarkson Do strong opinions and commitments to causes run in the family? That’s what pop superstar Kelly Clarkson wonders as her mother begins researching their shared family story. Kelly’s mother has already built a family tree on Ancestry.com and… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? is Back Tonight with Kelly Clarkson

Posted by Pam Velazquez on July 23, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Who Do You Think You Are?

Experience everything you love about family history in 43 fascinating minutes on the season premiere of Who Do You Think You Are? One-hundred-and-fifty years after the start of the Civil War, Grammy-winner Kelly Clarkson discovers her great-great-great-grandfather enlisted with the Union — twice. And she sets out to learn if her own strength and commitment… Read more