Ancestry.com

Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Posted by Kristie Wells on November 30, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Societies

During a recent trip to Salt Lake City, I stopped by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers (ISDUP, DUP) and the Pioneer Memorial Museum. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized 11 April 1901 in Salt Lake City when Annie Taylor Hyde, a daughter of John Taylor (president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), invited a group of… Read more

What Kind of Beard Did Your Ancestor Sport?

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 29, 2013 in Cool Finds, Holidays

We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday! Now as the smell of turkey disappears and the food coma fades, we wanted to share a fun photo we found in our Library of Congress Database and a good cause. Movember is a global organization dedicated to generating awareness and raising funds for men’s health issues. Movember… Read more

Thanksgivukkah and Family History

Posted by Crista Cowan on November 28, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections, Research

Hanukkah began last night.  For the first time since 1888, the Jewish holiday coincides with Thanksgiving here in the United States. Not only that, but Thanksgivukkah will not happen for another 79,000 years.  So, families are finding unique ways to celebrate the two holidays together.  I’ve seen turkey menorahs and fall colored dreidels.  I even… Read more

Every Picture Contains a Story

Posted by Earl Armstrong on November 27, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Stories

How many times have you heard that a “picture is worth a thousand words”? Finding old family photographs is every genealogist’s dream. Ancestry users understand the priceless value of a picture from the past, even a faded or damaged one. With the tools we have today, they can be repaired right on the computer screen… Read more

New Content: Vets, Criminals, Immigrants, and Engineers

Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 27, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

It’s been a good week for new content, a little something to be thankful for as you get ready for the holiday. Pennsylvania offered veterans bonus compensation claimed by men in the Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, database. You’ll find more than 1,100 sketches of immigrants or immigrant families in New England, The Great Migration and… Read more

Window To The Past: Vintage Photos Blended With Modern Day Scenes

Posted by Kristie Wells on November 27, 2013 in Cool Finds

Have you ever wondered how an area might have changed over a 10, 25 or even 75 year period of time? We came across this project from Kerényi Zoltán, an architect and a photographer from Hungary, who has blended old Hungarian photography with modern day scenes to show how people and places in his country have changed… Read more

Interview Questions for the Thanksgiving Table

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 26, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Stories

  Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a time to catch up with your relatives and talk with those who you might not see very often. Surround yourself with good food, great people and create long lasting memories. This holiday season, take advantage of having all of your loved ones together in one place and… Read more

Fill in Ancestral Backstory with New Texas Research Guide

Posted by Juliana Smith on November 26, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Juliana's Corner

I have to admit to being a bit behind the times when it comes to watching The Hunger Games, but to be fair, I’m a rather obsessed genealogist and I spend an inordinate amount of time living in the world of my ancestors. But in seeking some common ground with the hubby, I settled in a… Read more

New Content: British Quakers, Hawaiian Passengers, and AP Stories

Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 26, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections

The Non-Parochial Register Act of 1840 required Quaker registers of births, marriages, and burials prior to 30 June 1837 be turned over to the Registrar General in London. You’ll find 500,000 names from those records in England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837. We’ve added almost 1.5 million new records to the Honolulu,… Read more

Tips for Memorable Family Photos Fit for Your Family Tree

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 25, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

  You don’t have to be a genealogist to really appreciate a great old family photo. There’s a certain joy that comes with finding a shoebox in the attic filled with old black and white photos of people living in a world decades before us. Finding and preserving family photos is essential to telling your… Read more

About the Ancestry.com blog

Here you will find informational, and sometimes fun, posts from the folks behind the scenes here at Ancestry.com. We hope you’ll notice just how passionate we are about family history and about the products we’re building to help connect families over distance and time.

Visit Ancestry.com
Notifications

Receive updates from the Ancestry.com blog Learn more