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

The Fold3 Honor Wall

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 7, 2013 in Collections

  Just in time for Veterans Day, our Fold3 team has launched The Honor Wall, an online memorial for the many millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces over the past 200+ years.   Family, friends and loved ones will be able to pay homage to their heroes by developing a special Read More

When Should You Publish Your Family History Book?

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 6, 2013 in MyCanvas

  Many of us spend years researching our family history, and want to share our findings with our family members.  Sometimes it’s hard convincing family members to sit down next to us at the computer to look at our family tree and a bunch of digitized records, especially at a large family gathering. Wouldn’t it Read More

AARP Life@50+ 2013: Discoveries In Atlanta, Georgia

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 5, 2013 in Website

Last month the team headed to Atlanta, Georgia where we attended AARP’s Life@50+ event and shared a little bit of our genealogy know-how with attendees. As many of our members know, we attend events nationwide throughout the year – many of them being genealogy-focused conferences. We attend these events to both meet with our Read More

Cemetery Etiquette: What you Need to Know for that Cemetery Trip

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 4, 2013 in Research

Gravestones can have useful information that could help you break through a brick wall, and grow your family tree. Although not all cemeteries are local to your area, with sites like, distant gravestones are made available to you online. If you’re lucky and find that a gravestone you are looking for is near you, there Read More