Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1960

Posted by Kristie Wells on October 26, 2013 in Entertainment

  Ever wondered why your mom picked the name Lisa for you? Or Michelle? Or why everyone you know born in the 1970’s is seemingly named Jennifer? Was it due to some historical event taking place during that time? Were you named after a movie star or a character in a popular TV show? Or Read More

Great and Grand Aunts

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on October 25, 2013 in Family History Month, Website

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

What’s Your Family History Story?

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 25, 2013 in Family History Month, Website

Everyone has a unique family history story to tell, and we want to hear it. Whether you’re just getting started or already a seasoned genealogist, we’ve all had an “Aha!” moment or made a discovery that made us stop and think. This might be finding out that your great grandparents were abolitionists, or that you 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, Research

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

Unraveling the Science Behind Ethnicity Estimation

Posted by Julie Granka on October 24, 2013 in DNA, Science

A small tube of your saliva can reveal a lot about your family history hundreds and even thousands of years ago.  At AncestryDNA, we study the DNA in that saliva – using sophisticated science – to reveal your ethnic origins.  We recently announced an update to our ethnicity results which provides customers with a more Read More

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

Posted by Paul Rawlins on October 22, 2013 in Collections, Website

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 Family History Month, Research, Webinars, Website

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, Research

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