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Week 2 of the 52 Ancestors Challenge

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on January 23, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

If you thought there were a lot of great blogs to read from the first week of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, wait until you see Week 2! Even more bloggers took the challenge – this week, there were a whopping 194 posts! It would be impossible for me to recap all of… Read more

New Content That’s Not (All) New York

Posted by Paul Rawlins on January 22, 2014 in Collections

We did launch a few collections over the past week that weren’t all about New York…   The U.S., Dutch Church Records from Selected States, 1660–1926, database includes some records from Pennsylvania and New Jersey…as well as New York.   New Mexico and Texas, Select United Methodist Church Records, 1870–1970, are a long way from… Read more

Titanic Mystery Solved with DNA Testing

Posted by Anna Swayne on January 22, 2014 in AncestryDNA

DNA solved a 70-year-old question of whether Loraine Allison survived the Titanic crash. Many have wondered what happened to the two-year-old little girl who disappeared from the crash more than 100 years ago. The story begins with Hudson and Bess taking their two kids, Trevor, seven months, and Loraine, two years of age, across the… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: January 21st Edition

It’s been another busy week around the Ancestry.com world.  Make sure you didn’t miss anything! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. by Pam Velazquez A Slice of History: Moving Day by Juliana Smith Now Available on Ancestry.com: New York City Vital Records by Paul Rawlins New Content: Pennsylvania Card Index by Paul Rawlins… Read more

Coming in February: Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

Posted by Kristie Wells on January 20, 2014 in Events

Who Do You Think You Are? Live is back for its eighth year, taking place on February 20th-22nd at the National Hall, Olympia, London. During the three day event you can attend DNA focused workshops, ‘Ask The Expert(s)‘ specific questions related to your ancestral tree, have your family treasures checked out by expert Eric Knowles, and attend some of… Read more

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by Pam Velazquez on January 20, 2014 in Stories

Today, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. for the impact he had on the Civil Rights Movement and his relentless fight for equal rights for all, while maintaining a peaceful non-violent approach. Dr. King’s message is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago, and we wanted to share a few pieces of his… Read more

A Slice of History: Moving Day

Posted by Juliana Smith on January 17, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

After packing up to move into the house we currently live in (about ten years ago), I remember telling my family, “Let’s make the best of this, because we’re never moving again.” It was one of those moves where things went wrong. My husband threw his back out. Things were broken. Things were lost –… Read more

Now Available on Ancestry.com: New York City Vital Records

Posted by Paul Rawlins on January 16, 2014 in Collections

Did you hear the news out of New York? We have teamed up with the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives to bring indexes to more than 10 million New York City birth, marriage, and death records for the years 1866–1948. You can search the indexes free from a new landing page at www.Ancestry.com/NewYork,… Read more

New Content: Pennsylvania Card Indexes, U.S. Dutch Reformed Church Records and Warsaw Jews

Posted by Paul Rawlins on January 15, 2014 in Collections

Founded in 1824, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies in the U.S. It’s home to an extensive collection of genealogical scrapbooks, research folders, and other related materials, and the new Pennsylvania, Card Indexes to Genealogical Scrapbooks and Research Folders database is your guide to that collection.     Germany,… Read more

Ask Ancestry Anne: My Ancestors Changed Their Names. What Now?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on January 14, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Question: What happens when you have relatives that came to America in the early 1900s, but through immigration their names were changed to sound/appear more “American?” Records become hard to find, before and after. Now I’m stuck in my tree?!? Thanks, Amy Olson Answer:  Oh those delightful name changes. And sometimes it wasn’t a name… Read more

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