Great and Grand Aunts

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on October 25, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Family History Month

There are certain relationships that have specific names. The father of one of your parents is your grandfather. The mother of one of your parents is your grandmother. The sister of one of your parents is your aunt. And, you guessed it, the brother of one your parents is your uncle. But what about the… Read more

Advanced Research Tip: Always Cite Your Sources and What does that Mean Anyway?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 25, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Family History Month, Reference Desk

A source citation tells you where you found the information.  You remember those papers you wrote in college and high school and all the footnotes you wrote?  Yep.  Those things. I know what you are thinking…Really? Seriously?  You expect me to do that for my family tree? Yes. Two reasons: So you can find the… Read more

Three Cs: New Content from Connecticut, Canada, and Czechoslovakia

Posted by Paul Rawlins on October 22, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections

If you haven’t heard of the World Memory Project, it’s our joint effort with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to create the largest free online resource for information about individual victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution. So far, almost 3,000 volunteers have added more than 2,000,000 records. The latest are USHMM: Czechoslovakia, Selected Jewish… Read more

Top Tips for Italian Family History Research [VIDEO]

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 21, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Family History Month, Research, Webinars

In case you missed last week’s episode of “The Barefoot Genealogist with Crista Cowan” discussing Top Tips for Italian Family History Research, here is the video and a run down of what was covered.   Roughly four million Italians immigrated to the United States between 1860 and 1920.  With economic problems in Italy, many Italians… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: October 21st Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 21, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Reference Desk

October is still Family History Month!   Make sure you don’t miss a thing — including these posts and videos from last week! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Getting Started With Mexican Family History Research New Content: Probates, School Girls, BMDs, and Airplane Snacks Getting Started With Italian Genealogy The Newly Evolved AncestryDNA – More Detail Means More… Read more

New Content: Probates, School Girls, BMDs, and Airplane Snacks

Posted by Paul Rawlins on October 18, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

Family historians love wills and probate records for the light they can shed on family relationships. This month, we’ve added two probate-related collections from the southern hemisphere: New South Wales, Australia, Index to Deceased Estate Files, 1923-1958 New Zealand, Notices of Deceased Estates, 1880-1950   U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935, is a fun hodgepodge of everything… Read more