New England Family History Comes Alive with 220 Million New Records!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on July 18, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Content, Digitization, Site Features

We are very excited to announce we have added more than 220 million historical New England records to our existing database creating the most comprehensive collection of New England records available online! Included in the new collections are birth, marriage and death records for hundreds of millions of residents in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire,… Read more

Introducing Shoebox From Ancestry.com – A Scanner in Your Pocket

Posted by mkatchen on July 15, 2013 in Family Trees, Shoebox, Site Features

As you probably know, we acquired 1000memories – maker of the popular Shoebox photo-scanning app – in late 2012. Since then we’ve integrated our teams and today we’re taking a big step towards integrating our products. We’re excited to introduce Shoebox from Ancestry.com – a brand new version of the Shoebox mobile scanner that allows… Read more

The Battle of Gettysburg: 150 Years Later

Posted by Kristie Wells on July 1, 2013 in Military Records

150 years ago, from 1-3 July 1863, men from the North and the South converged in and around a small rural town in Pennsylvania. This battle was considered a crucial turning point in the Civil War, but it was also the bloodiest and most decisive battle to ever happen on American soil. This was the Battle of… Read more

Take Your Tree with You This Summer

Posted by Juliana Szucs on July 1, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees, Mobile, Site Features

Summer is prime time for research trips, cemetery visits, and family reunions. For family historians, these trips used to take extra planning. Along with the sunscreen, bug spray, and potato salad, family reunions required choosing which books, papers, and photos to bring along for research or sharing—and the inevitability of forgetting something important. With the… Read more