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What We Might Have Missed: November 18th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on November 18, 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 Using the Ancestry.com Card Catalog [VIDEO] New Content: Census of Canada Index, TX Weddings, NC Cherokee, Pension Records AncestryDNA Can Take You On A Historical Adventure Ancestry.com: Inc. Hire Power Award Honoree Native American Records LIVE… Read more

Using the Ancestry.com Card Catalog [VIDEO]

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 15, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Research, Site Features

Why Use the Card Catalog? The Card Catalog is your resource for answering a lot of your questions quickly and easily. One of the most asked questions is “What records are available on Ancestry.com?” – the Card Catalog can answer those questions and once you have learned to use it you can browse through all… Read more

New Content: Census of Canada Index, TX Weddings, NC Cherokee, Pension Records and more

Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 15, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections

For those of you counting down the days until the 1921 Census of Canada was indexed, the wait is over and the index is live!   The census books in the North Carolina, Native American Census Selected Tribes, 1894–1913, database enumerate communities and counties on the Cherokee or Qualla Reservations in western North Carolina. These… Read more

AncestryDNA Can Take You On A Historical Adventure

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 15, 2013 in AncestryDNA

  Do you have ancestors from Great Britain, Ireland, Iberia or Scandinavia? Want to know more about your heritage? Your DNA will not only pinpoint your place in history, but now it can tell you even more of the story.  With rich historical information now available for each of the genetic regions in your results, you… Read more

Ancestry.com: Inc. Hire Power Award Honoree

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 14, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

  We’re excited to announce that Ancestry.com has been named an Inc. Hire Power Award Honoree.   This award recognizes private companies that are making strides in creating more American jobs each year. We are among a list of 100 companies such as Warby Parker, Survey Monkey and Wayfair.com, which, in the last 18 months… Read more

Native American Records LIVE Training

Posted by Kristie Wells on November 13, 2013 in Webinars

  Native American ancestries are some of the most challenging to prove. Join us as one of ProGenealogist’s experts, Joseph B. Shumway, leads an online training session that will give you in-depth information about researching the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole). This session is designed to be interactive! You will have the opportunity to… Read more

Getting High Tech for Holiday Storytelling

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Stories

  In about two weeks, many of us will be gathering either in our homes or those of family members and friends to enjoy another wonderful Thanksgiving. The holidays and Thanksgiving in particular bring people together under no other motive than to have great food and enjoy each other’s company and spend time with relatives… Read more

Visiting Historic Boston: The Freedom Trail and More

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 12, 2013 in Our Travels

  It goes without saying that Boston is one of the most historically rich cities in the U.S. Last month, I had the pleasure of visiting Boston for the first time. Naturally, I wanted to sightsee and discover some of the historic treasures that Boston has to offer. Although my family tree doesn’t lead back… Read more

The Winner of the October Branch Out Contest is…

Posted by Kristie Wells on November 12, 2013 in Contest

  We would like to thank everyone for entering for the Branch Out contest last month! There were 1000s of entries submitted and some incredible stories shared. Thank you! Alliance Sweepstakes has randomly selected a name out of all the qualified entries, and the winner of the Family History prize package valued over $3,000 USD is… Heidi… Read more

Commemorate the Veterans in Your Tree on Fold3’s Honor Wall

If you want to find historical events from 1877 or a quick biography of George Washington or the history of the Ming Dynasty, you very well might end up on Wikipedia.   It’s free and collects a lot of information from a lot of people, many who know what they are talking about.  And because it’s based… Read more

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