150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: November 19th
President Abraham Lincoln’s iconic speech came four months after a fierce, three-day battle in July 1863 that left more than 7,000 soldiers dead and 40,000 wounded. It was delivered on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and remains one of the best-known speeches in American history.
Join us, Fold3 and The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War with a simple yet eloquent plan—to plant one tree for each of the 620,000 soldiers who died, as a living memorial for their individual and combined sacrifices.
50th Anniversary of the Assassination of JFK: November 22nd
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK), the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. The news rocked the world and remains one of the most controversial moments of our time.
For those of you alive during this time, where were you when you heard the news of the president’s death?
About Kristie Wells
Kristie is Ancestry's Head of Global Social Media and Online Support Community and is responsible for developing and managing the company's social media and social business offerings worldwide. She works with a team of community managers, genealogists and social content developers to help educate Ancestry's existing customers, inspire new family historians and expand awareness into new social audiences and communities. She has a deep love of family history and is currently trying to break through the brick wall of her Christophier line (that was supposedly French and Catalan, but it seems was really the Christopher's from Iowa) and to one day prove where the heck William Wells of Southhold, NY (b. 1608) was really born.