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What You Might Have Missed: December 16th Edition

The holidays are upon us.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Happy 195th (or 142nd?) Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln! Just Released: Family Tree Maker Mac 3! Hunger Games Author’s Ties to Indiana Give Your Research As A Gift Do… Read more

Happy 195th (or 142nd?) Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln!

Posted by Juliana Smith on December 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

If you’ve been researching for any length of time, you’ve probably run into someone who just wasn’t too concerned about giving a correct age in the records he or she left behind. And yes, it does seem to be the ladies most often. (Jane Kelly Pechin, I am thinking of you.) Well, now we can… Read more

Just Released: Family Tree Maker Mac 3!

Posted by Ancestry.com on December 13, 2013 in Family Tree Maker

We are pleased to announce the release of Family Tree Maker Mac 3, an updated and expanded version of the No. 1-selling family history software. Starting at $39.99, it comes packed with new features including a new Family ViewTM that lets you control how you see your family tree and add or edit information while… Read more

Hunger Games Author’s Ties to Indiana

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on December 12, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

I’m glad I waited until Mockingjay was released before I started reading the Hunger Games trilogy as I would have hated the wait between books! As I was reading them, I could easily picture the different districts of Panem that the characters traveled through. Author Suzanne Collins did a remarkable job with the imagery. If… Read more

Give Your Research As A Gift

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 10, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, MyCanvas

Give your family the gift of genealogy! The holidays are a perfect time for you to consider publishing your family history research. As most genealogists will tell you, your research is never really finished, so consider publishing what you already have. Using MyCanvas, it’s quick and easy to create amazing custom bound books filled with all… Read more

Do you have Virginia ancestors like the stars of Hunger Games?

I love maps. Real.  Make-believe.  I was looking at the Panem map from The Hunger Games and noticed that not only are both Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson’s characters from what might have been the Mid-Atlantic states, but the actors have deep roots into those areas as well. If you are doing Mid Atlantic research… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: December 9th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 9, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

The holidays are upon us.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com December7, 1941 Through Your Ancestors’ Eyes Sima de los Huesos Produces Another DNA Gem Collection Spotlight: Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll Ask Ancestry Anne: Your Top 5 Questions… Read more

December 7, 1941 Through Your Ancestors’ Eyes

Some mornings you wake up and by the time you go to bed, you know you’ve lived through a day that will be written about in the history books.  When those days happen, I start collecting newspapers, and throw them in a box.  When the event has passed, I put the box in storage, so… Read more

Sima de los Huesos Produces Another DNA Gem

Posted by Julie Granka on December 6, 2013 in AncestryDNA

Although your family tree on Ancestry.com doesn’t go back hundreds of thousands of years, the family tree that links us to our ancient human ancestors does. Scientists recently sequenced the DNA from a bone of a long-lost relative of ours — a human species who lived (and died) 400,000 years ago in a cave in Spain.… Read more

Collection Spotlight: Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 6, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections

Today, we’re highlighting Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll. Recently uncovered, the challenge was figuring out how to digitize this gigantic roll without damaging the paper or the precious signatures. It took 18-months but all 1,350 feet were finally digitized and made available online.   THE STORY George Howard, given the title Lord Viscount Morpeth, acted… Read more

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