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

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

Kim Harrison Receives the Martha Washington Medal

Posted by Pam Velazquez on July 16, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Events

Our own Kim Harrison has been awarded the Martha Washington Medal by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) at its 123rd annual Congress in Kansas City, MO. Kim is the Senior Institutional Account Executive, based in our Provo (UT) headquarters. A native of Michigan, she is a past president of… 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

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

Where Were Your Ancestors on July 4th, 1776?

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

Question: How do I prove my ancestor was in the Revolutionary War so I can join the DAR or the SAR? Answer: A variation of this question shows up in our Ask an Expert mailbox on a regular basis. And with July 4th a few days away, it seems like a perfect time to answer… Read more

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