Ask Ancestry Anne: Your Top 5 Questions from 2013

We get the most interesting questions from our members at, and please keep those questions coming! While we can’t get to all of them, we have found some really challenging and interesting questions to share this year.  Here were your favorites: My Ancestors Don’t Want Me to Find Them This was the most popular column… Read more

Cool Collection Finds

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 3, 2013 in Site, Cool Finds digitizes millions of records to make them available online, and we find some really amazing records in the process. The Ancestry team goes through thousands of pieces of paper – turning pages, flipping and scanning, and sometimes, one of our team members will spot someone famous, a historical figure or an important historical… Read more

Enter To Win The Branch Out Family History Package

Posted by Kristie Wells on December 2, 2013 in Contest

Want a professional genealogist to work on your family tree? Would you like to try the AncestryDNA test? Think a photo album highlighting your research would make a good anniversary gift? Then enter the Branch Out contest for your chance to win a Family History Package valued over $3,000 USD! We are giving away six (6) of… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: December 2nd Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 2, 2013 in Site, Reference Desk

Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Daughters of Utah Pioneers What Kind of Beard Did Your Ancestor Sport? Thanksgivukkah and Family History Every Picture Contains a Story New Content: Vets, Criminals, Immigrants, and Engineers… Read more

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