Comments on: Celebrate Family History Month with Ancestry.com! http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/30/family-history-month/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=family-history-month The official blog of Ancestry Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:01:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Margaret Bellhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/30/family-history-month/#comment-136951 Margaret Bell Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:03:19 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11811#comment-136951 Happy Family Month… Missing my mother… :(

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By: Cheri Shewakhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/30/family-history-month/#comment-136848 Cheri Shewak Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:37:26 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11811#comment-136848 I was certainly amazed when i was able to search and actually find things out about my family and I really feel as though I am quite fortunate.
I actually found out my father had lived in phoenix, thru the census. iT IS where I live now, and he never talked about being here. This has been a wild ride, and very time i start to search on Ancestry I find out more and more! iit’s never boring!
People need to know their heritage- it gives one roots and it also helps to instill “belonging” in a family, and that is very important, today.

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By: Wendy Negleyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/30/family-history-month/#comment-136772 Wendy Negley Tue, 01 Oct 2013 03:35:49 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11811#comment-136772 I was having great difficulty finding any information on my husband’s grandmother prior to her marriage in 1914. I tried many sources and had three different birth places. Then I visited my husband’s cousin who had inherited his mother’s photo collection. Her address book listed “Aunt Mary Collins” of Leatra, Williamstown, Galway, Ireland. I tried to research this name but it is a very common one as well as her son, John Collins. Then one day I was reviewing my notes and I thought where or what is “Leatra”? So I googled it (exactly as above, Leatra, Williamstown, Galway, Ireland). There I found “Collins of Leatra” a family reunion planned in Ireland. I contacted the man organizing the reunion and sent him photos of Mary Collins and her son, John. He e-mailed me “Mary is my grandmother and Johny is my uncle”! I had found the family. He put me in touch with a cousin who was working on the family tree and progress has been made! The lesson is to explore every possible lead and use Google any time you don’t know where or what something is!

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By: Rodi Smith-Grayhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/30/family-history-month/#comment-136704 Rodi Smith-Gray Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:52:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11811#comment-136704 Never underestimate the census- I know there are some flaws in the info. but it can also be a treasure trove of information. It can help narrow your search to certain geographical areas and lead you to vital records. Also, when info is posted on a tree- don’t just copy it and take it as accurate- try verifying that info first- can save you a lot of time and aggravation. After all, I am not looking for names- I am looking for My family. <3

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By: P J Evanshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/30/family-history-month/#comment-136698 P J Evans Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:45:45 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11811#comment-136698 The new add-a-fact screen makes it much harder to add facts – it’s harder to read what’s going in. For one thing, the background color is too damned dark. For another, the boxes are extremely oversized.
I’m so put off by the new format that I’m thinking about QUITTING trying to add to the tree. (Don’t discourage the experienced, in your eagerness to make things easy for newbies. You’re supposed to WANT people to keep coming back, after all.)

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