The Genealogist’s Toolkit: Ethnic Research

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 17, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Family History Month, Research, Searching for Records

Once you have built your family tree a bit and have gotten into the “greats”, past your grandparents and farther back into other centuries, research methodologies and best practices start to evolve depending on your specific ethnicity. Research for each ethnicity is different and requires its own tailored approach for maximum success. Research Guides The… Read more

Starting African American Family History Research

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 16, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Family History Month, Research

There’s a common misconception that African Americans can’t trace their ancestry due to the obstacles posed by slavery.  Fortunately for African Americans today, that’s not really the case. Yes – African American research poses a unique set of challenges, but these obstacles can be overcome in many cases. Our expert team here at Ancestry.com has… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: October 14th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 14, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, 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 Finding The One: The Search For Vital Records Meet The ProGenealogists Creating Ancestral Histories and Life Stories Major Milestones in Family History Ancestry Anne’s Top Ten Ways to Use Newspapers.com… Read more

Meet The ProGenealogists

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 11, 2013 in Expert Connect, Family History Month, Research

When you think of genealogists, do you think of The Jimmy Kimmel Show? As recognized experts in the field of genealogy, the professionals at ProGenealogists have authored books and articles, spoken at conferences in several countries, and made several TV appearances on Who Do You Think You Are?, CBS This Morning, CNN’s Starting Point and,… Read more