Going back to your African Roots

Posted by Anna Swayne on February 21, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Just the other day, I had a conversation over the fence with my neighbor about family history, and how she could trace her genetic roots back to Africa. Usually, we are talking about how her cats got out, and whether or not I have seen them. She was intrigued and surprised to hear that you Read More

4 Things To Do Before You Donate Your Genealogy

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on February 20, 2014 in Website

You’ve worked hard on your family tree and your research contains countless clues for other researchers. You don’t want to let those materials go to waste. Maybe you have a family member who is as passionate about genealogy as you are and has agreed to take all of your books, notebooks and research papers. But Read More

An Atlas of the Mixing of Human Populations

Posted by Julie Granka on February 19, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Written records have detailed the varied histories of human groups over the past few thousand years.  While some groups remained isolated, other groups spread far and wide across the globe.  When they did, they encountered and “mixed” with other human groups – mixing both their people and their DNA.  That history has left its signature Read More

What You Might Have Missed: February 18th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on February 18, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

This is a pretty long list! I bet you missed something this past week! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Can’t find a marriage? Check for Marriage Mills by Juliana Smith Hey Oregon! Happy 155th Statehood Day! by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Ask Ancestry Anne: I’m Having a Hard Time Researching My African American Ancestors by Anne Gillespie Mitchell DNA Testing Read More

Highlights From RootsTech 2014

Posted by Pam Velazquez on February 17, 2014 in Website

Last week the Ancestry team was at the RootsTech 2014 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah – a global family history event where people can come together and share about their genealogy experiences and the technologies that make them possible. What We Taught While we were there, many members from the Ancestry team lead sessions Read More