Ancestry.com: Inc. Hire Power Award Honoree

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 14, 2013 in Website

  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 Website

  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 Events

  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

Ancestry.com to Present at QConSF

Posted by Melissa Garrett on November 9, 2013 in Events, Operations

Like many organizations, Ancestry.com is constantly accumulating more high volume, high velocity data of all kinds. We apply innovation at scale to handle 10 petabytes of highly dynamic family history data, and a flood of new data derived from our autosomal DNA test, AncestryDNA. How do we do it? Join our dynamic duo Bill Yetman Read More

Your Ancestors Are Waiting, They Have Stories To Tell

Posted by Earl Armstrong on November 8, 2013 in Guest Bloggers

  Best-selling author, Frank McCourt, at age 66, penned Angela’s Ashes, which he dubbed the “third act” in the ongoing story of his life. It also led to a Pulitzer Prize. In a 2008 Parade Magazine article, after commenting about writing personal histories, he shared this advice, “No matter how long you live, you have Read More

For You Comic Fans: Stan Lee’s Family Tree (Autographed)

Posted by Kristie Wells on November 8, 2013 in Research

  At Comic Con in Salt Lake City this past September, one of our ProGenealogists, Paul K. Graham, CG, AG, got a special treat when he met comics genius, Stan Lee. 24 hours before that lucky moment took place…. Paul had heard Stan was making an appearance at Comic Con and would be signing memorabilia from his fans. Read More