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What You Might Have Missed: September 17th edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 17, 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.com helps the authors of Empty Mansions uncover the surprising American story of Huguette Clark New Content: Nonconformists, Military Registers, Cali Marriages, and the Baker Roll Jim Parsons Finds Storied Ancestors from New Orleans to… Read more

Ancestry.com helps the authors of Empty Mansions uncover the surprising American story of Huguette Clark

Posted by Pam Velazquez on September 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune  Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman… Read more

New Content: Nonconformists, Military Registers, Cali Marriages, and the Baker Roll

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

Not everybody comes to the U.S. via New York. Maryland, Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1910-1954, is just that, an image-only collection of crew lists for both ships and planes that arrived in Baltimore during the first half of the 20th century. If your English ancestors were nonconforming types—you know, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, and the… Read more

A Sneak Peek Into The AncestryDNA Ethnicity Update – Coming Soon To Your DNA Results!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on September 12, 2013 in AncestryDNA

Coming soon…a free update to your AncestryDNA ethnicity results! Today, we launched a preview of the new features and results to a small random group of AncestryDNA members, which will be released to everyone in the next few months. Not to worry, everyone who has AncestryDNA will see this new experience when we roll it… Read more

Jim Parsons Finds Storied Ancestors from New Orleans to Versailles

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 11, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  — and learns that remarkable men run in his family. TV star Jim Parsons has always had acting in his blood. But are there other artists in his family tree? “Are these the kind of qualities that are passed down through a family? It’s not a far reach to say they are.” To honor his… Read more

Tips for Translating Records

Posted by Juliana Smith on September 11, 2013 in Research, Research Helps

Your family tree has roots beyond America’s shores. For many of us, crossing the pond with our research can mean language challenges, but with a little help, it’s possible to make sense of foreign records.  It’s just a matter of using clues and translation tools to puzzle things out. And who doesn’t like a good… Read more

Available Now: Family Tree Maker version 2014

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 10, 2013 in Family Tree Maker

Includes updates on editing, sharing, tree viewing and TreeSync™ to make collaboration even easier. Today we are releasing the 2014 version of Family Tree Maker, our family history software that enables enthusiasts to build and organize their family tree with greater ease. This update brings features such as enhanced editing to multiple reporting options, TreeSync… Read more

Tonight on WDYTYA: Jim Parsons Discovers His Family Legacy Lives on in Paper and Stone

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 10, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Best known as brainiac Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, actor Jim Parsons has always had acting in his blood. But he wonders where it comes from — and what else was passed down along his father’s family line. On tonight’s season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? Jim travels to New… Read more

Ancestry Day San Francisco Style!

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 9, 2013 in Events

Do you live in the California Bay Area?  Looking for an excuse to visit?  Want to Learn more about Ancestry.com?  Then mark November 8th and 9th on your calendar and join us as we show you the ins and outs of Ancestry.com. Join Ancestry.com in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco for a… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: September 9th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 9, 2013 in Reference Desk

Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Trisha Yearwood: Calling All Winsletts What Do You Get When You Combine Cats, a Doll and Jump Rope Ancestry.com and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online Archives Expert Series Timelines as Genealogical… Read more

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