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Celebrate Family History Month with Ancestry.com!

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 30, 2013 in Collections, Events, Family History Month, Research

  Each October, genealogy enthusiasts come together to celebrate ‘Family History Month’ – a time to focus on inspiring people to discover, preserve, and share their family heritage while also making new memories with loved ones. “It is only natural that we want to find out more about our ancestors, and what a better way to… Read more

Ancestry.com Acquires Find A Grave

Posted by Ancestry.com on September 30, 2013 in Company News

We are pleased to announce that Ancestry.com LLC has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., the leading online cemetery database.  With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information. Over the past 18 years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for genealogists, history buffs… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: September 30th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 30, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com The Love of Hockey Runs In The Family New Content: Lots of Birmingham with a Little Perth and Virgin Islands Ask Ancestry Anne: My Ancestors Don’t Want Me to Find Them! Content Update: Mass and… Read more

The Love of Hockey Runs In The Family

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 27, 2013 in In The Community, Stories

It is great when you can find a shared passion with one of your ancestors – like when the 1940 census shows your grandfather owned a bakery and it makes sense as you love to eat cookies, or your 3x great-grandmother working as a seamstress and you happen to be handy sewing a rogue button… Read more

New Content: Lots of Birmingham with a Little Perth and Virgin Islands

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 27, 2013 in Collections

We have released a lot of Birmingham, England records recently – the birthplace of industrial innovations ranging from the steam engine to heavy metal music – and we added six new databases full of your Brummie ancestors, whether they were in church or…prison. Birmingham, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Birmingham, England, Burials, 1813-1964 Birmingham,… Read more

Ask Ancestry Anne: My Ancestors Don’t Want Me to Find Them!

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 26, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Question: My great-great-grandfather’s name was Curtis Null, born about 1856 in Missouri according to the 1880 census. He died in 1887 in Jefferson County, Missouri. I have been unable to find him in any other census. His parents’ names aren’t listed on his death record. I had my brother take a DNA test for me… Read more

Content Update: Mass and German Vitals, Border Crossings, and Ohio Taxes

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 25, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

We added some critical Mass to our records last week with new indexes to Massachusetts births, marriages, and deaths: Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1901–1960 and 1967–1970 Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901–1955 and 1966–1970 Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901–1980   While you’re in the neighborhood, you’ll also find an additional 300,000 records added to the Boston, Passenger and Crew… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: September 23rd Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 23, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Ancestry iOS App Gets a Whole New Look and Feel With Some Great New Features Gather ’Round the Table: Get the Conversation Going with Global Commenting Archives.com New Collections: New York State Censuses So Much… Read more

Ancestry iOS App Gets a Whole New Look and Feel With Some Great New Features

Posted by Pam Velazquez on September 18, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile

We are excited to announce our latest update to the Ancestry iOS app. This update brings a bright new look that feels right at home on Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system. Now you can easily add your living relatives to your tree using Facebook, read through your ancestors’ life events in story-like narratives, and… Read more

Gather ’Round the Table: Get the Conversation Going with Global Commenting

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 17, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

We’ve all done it. Sat around the kitchen table up to our elbows in old black-and-white photos, glasses perched on the end of our nose, asking, “Now, who’s this?” With new commenting features for online trees, the kitchen table just got a whole lot bigger. The idea behind the latest changes to commenting is to… Read more

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