Our Ancestors Who Crossed The Pond

Posted by Crista Cowan on October 14, 2013 in Family History Month, Website

America is often referred to as a land of immigrants. More than 95 percent of Americans descend from people who did not live on this continent in the 18th century.  That means that sooner or later most of us will be looking for our ancestors who “crossed the pond.” However, before you try to search Read More

What You Might Have Missed: October 14th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 14, 2013 in Research, Website

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 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

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