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 bring families closer together than by discovering more about the story of your own family?” - Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, co-sponsored the Senate resolution
Searching ones ancestral roots can be educational, entertaining and sometimes – when one of them fails to leave a proper paper trail – downright frustrating. We are here to help.
Over the next several weeks we will be sharing tips, best practices and specific tools to aid you in your research – whether you are just getting started or you have been building your family tree for 30 years.
And for those of you who have already started building out your family history, we would love to hear about your own success stories, challenges you overcame (or have yet to) and power tips as well – be share them with us in the comments below or via our feedback form here, and you may be one of our members featured on our blog!
About Kristie Wells
Kristie is Ancestry's Head of Global Social Media and Online Support Community and is responsible for developing and managing the company's social media and social business offerings worldwide. She works with a team of community managers, genealogists and social content developers to help educate Ancestry's existing customers, inspire new family historians and expand awareness into new social audiences and communities. She has a deep love of family history and is currently trying to break through the brick wall of her Christophier line (that was supposedly French and Catalan, but it seems was really the Christopher's from Iowa) and to one day prove where the heck William Wells of Southhold, NY (b. 1608) was really born.