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RootsTech Presentations: Fine Tuning Ancestry.com Search and Extracting Stories from Military Records

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on February 11, 2014 in Research, Speaking

We had a great time hanging out with our members at RootsTech 2014 – talking to members, answering questions, doing demos in the booth and conference presentations. In case you couldn’t be there to participate, I’d thought I’d share the slides from my two conference presentations: Learning How to Tune Your Ancestry.com Search There is… Read more

The Barefoot Genealogist: 11 Day Family History Roadshow in Florida!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on February 10, 2014 in Events

The Barefoot Genealogist is coming to Florida for an eleven day tour of libraries and genealogical societies and she wants to meet you!  While in Florida, Crista Cowan will be presenting several classes on Ancestry.com, Family Tree Maker, AncestryDNA, and more.  Check out her schedule below.  We hope you can join her at one or… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: February 10th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on February 10, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Family History Sources in The Wolverine State by Amy Johnson Crow Found it! How an AncestryDNA hint led me to a picture of my great-grandfather  by Anna Swayne Upcoming Webinars and Events: February 2014 by Kristie Wells Fold3 Monuments Men & The Holocaust-Era Assets Collection by Laura Prescott Newspapers.com The Fraught and… Read more

Family History Sources in The Wolverine State

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on February 7, 2014 in Research

To say that Michigan has a rich and varied history would be an understatement. Long a home to several Native American tribes, it attracted the attention of French explorers and missionaries in the early 1600s. In the 18th century, Michigan’s position on the Great Lakes made it strategically attractive to both France and England, who… Read more

Found it! How an AncestryDNA hint led me to a picture of my great-grandfather

Posted by Anna Swayne on February 5, 2014 in AncestryDNA

It seemed too easy—thanks to my DNA match. It had been several months since I received my results, and I wasn’t expecting what I found. It all started with a DNA shared ancestor hint that connected me to a cousin who had another piece of my story. After reviewing the hint I confirmed we share… Read more

Upcoming Webinars and Events: February 2014

Posted by Kristie Wells on February 3, 2014 in Events

  Whether you catch up with us online or in person, we hope you will find the time to expand your family history knowledge. Webinars: February 4th at 10am PST: What’s New at Ancestry.com: February 2014 Edition led by Crista Cowan. She will take a quick look at the new features and tools available to help make your family… Read more

Join Us at RootsTech 2014!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on February 3, 2014 in Events

This week several members of the Ancestry team will be at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have a booth in the main hall where our team members will be ready to assist with any of your questions as it relates to our collections, products or if you just need assistance on ‘where to look… Read more

AncestryDNA: How a Photograph Led to a Cousin Connection

Posted by Juliana Smith on February 3, 2014 in Stories

One of the great things about our Facebook community is seeing the stories being shared of people making connections through Ancestry.com. While it may take a little courage to reach out to someone you don’t know, even if they do seem to be related, the rewards typically outweigh any initial misgivings. Last week I found… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: February 3rd edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on February 3, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Is it really already February?  Time is flying and you may have missed something good last week! Ancestry.com Enter To Win the Branch Out Contest: Prize Package Valued Over $3000 by Kristie Wells New Research Guide: The Sunflower State, Kansas by Juliana Smith 5 Steps to Driving Your Research into Focus by Amy… Read more

Enter To Win The Branch Out Contest: Prize Package Valued Over $3,000

Posted by Kristie Wells on February 1, 2014 in Contest

It’s February 1st and that means time to kick off Cycle 3 of the Branch Out contest where you have a chance to win one on one time with a professional genealogist, an AncestryDNA test, a one-year subscription to Ancestry.com, and a photo book from MyCanvas.   We are giving away six (6) of these great prize… Read more

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