Ancestry Anne’s Top Ten Ways to Use Newspapers.com to Gain Historical Perspective

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 10, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Family History Month

We all know that newspapers can give us obits, marriage and birth announcements – but don’t stop there. Newspapers are the window into our ancestors lives. Have you ever read the newspaper they read? My great grandparents James and Sudie Turner lived in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1951. So I scanned the offerings over at… Read more

Ancestry Anne’s Top Ten Things You Need to Know about Fold3 Military Records

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 9, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Family History Month

Wars have created genealogy gold mines about our ancestors.  Registration records. Service records. Pensions. Photos. And More. There is no end to what you might find about your ancestors. Not only are there the usual family history facts such as who was related to who, when they were born and died, and where they lived,… Read more

The Genealogist’s Toolkit: Beyond Ancestry.com

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 9, 2013 in Family History Month

Last week, we provided the ‘Genealogist’s Toolkit’ to help get you started as a family history researcher. We went back to our genealogy expert, Juliana Smith, and asked her to provide additional resources that you should consider, and love the list she came back with. While these may not be considered your typical genealogy tools, you’d be surprised how… Read more

Meet Ed Kolenda – Winner of the Star Of Your Family Contest!

Posted by Kristie Wells on October 8, 2013 in Contest

  The old saying goes, you can’t win if you don’t enter – and Ed Kolenda can surely attest to that! Ed submitted a compelling video entry for our “Star Of Your Family contest” and subsequently, won! Ed was born 28 June 1936 in Poland, the son of Piotr “Peter” Doszyń and Joanna Jara. According to family information, both… Read more

Ancestry Anne’s Top Ten Free Data Collections on Ancestry.com

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 7, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Ask Ancestry Anne, Family History Month

Don’t you just love the word Free? It’s one of my favorites! So just to start the week off right here are 10 free data collections on Ancestry.com.  You have to be registered, but not a subscriber. 1880 Census.  This is the first census where the U.S Government decided to record relationship to head of… Read more

The Genealogist’s Toolkit

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 3, 2013 in Family History Month, Research

Like a good craftsman, a genealogist needs to have the right tools to get the job done. Not having the proper resources or even knowing a resource exists can cause a lot of headaches and be a waste of your time researching a dead end. We asked Ancestry.com resident expert Juliana Smith for a list of resources to help make… Read more