What You Might Have Missed: November 25 edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on November 25, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

Where did last week go?  Here is what you might have missed around the Ancestry.com world. Blog Posts Ancestry.com Two Historical Anniversaries This Week Collection Spotlight: WWII United News Newsreels Ancestry.com Family History Wiki [VIDEO] Looking Back at the Assassination of President John F Kennedy in New Online Historical Record Collection Why You Need to… Read more

Criminal Records: Troublemakers In Your Family Tree

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 22, 2013 in Collections

We’d all like to think that our ancestors were good, kind-hearted, upstanding citizens who followed the letter of the law. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and sometimes we find a few leaves in our tree attached to troublemakers. Whether they were trying to sell unsuspecting customers snake oil, or became experts in lock-picking… Read more

Two Historical Anniversaries This Week

Posted by Kristie Wells on November 22, 2013 in Moments in Time

  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… Read more

Ancestry.com Family History Wiki [VIDEO]

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 20, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Ancestry.com Wiki, Research

The Ancestry.com Family History Wiki is one of the best ways for you to discover more information about records and family history research. The Family History Wiki was developed to help genealogists find information they need, but also contribute, by editing and adding information. Our Family History Wiki is completely editable by the community and… Read more

Looking Back at the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in New Online Historical Record Collection

Posted by Ancestry.com on November 20, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections

  Nearly 100 years of Texas birth and death records now available online, including key figures who investigated the death of the nation’s President and reported on the events in the days that followed.  Today we are releasing, for the first time online, 6.5 million new birth and death records from the Texas Department of… Read more

Ancestry.com and Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online

Posted by Ancestry.com on November 18, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections

We are excited to announce a collaboration with the Associated Press that makes fifty years of news stories–in their original wire copy format–available online today. Available at Ancestry.com/AP, the voluminous card catalog of names and subjects links to more than two million records and more than one million AP stories spanning 1937 to 1985, a resource… Read more