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Who Do You Think You Are? Season 5 Premiere Recap with Cynthia Nixon

Posted by Jessica Murray on July 24, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

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Throwback Thursday Topic: Regional Expressions and Names

Posted by Juliana Smith on July 24, 2014 in Juliana's Corner

One of the wondrous thing about traveling to visit family in various parts of the country was hearing the different expressions used by our family. It went beyond the whole soda vs. pop vs. coke debate (although we did have that discussion on a regular basis and for the record, the correct term is “pop”).… Read more

Second chances and emotional reunions in the next “Long Lost Family”

With the new season of Long Lost Family now in full swing and tissue sales at an all-time high, Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell continue to give us front row seats at some beautiful family reunions. In episode three we hear the stories of Richard Cue and Tania Bartlett. While both stories are different they… Read more

Celebrate Cousin Day: Making a DNA Connection Isn’t Lucky. It’s Likely.

Posted by Anna Swayne on July 23, 2014 in AncestryDNA

You can’t predict when a DNA connection will happen, but when it does it’s definitely worth celebrating.  Take these two AncestryDNA users who not only work together, but sit back to back to each other. Both took the test and found out they’re not only co-workers – they’re cousins. Who would have thought? “It was… Read more

Connecting with Cousins

Posted by Juliana Smith on July 23, 2014 in Juliana's Corner

For years, I battled with the decision over whether to make my tree public or private. What if there was something wrong in it? I do a lot of my research offline and a lot of my pre-computer research resides in binders. I’ve used that and more recent research over the years to construct timelines… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: July 22 Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 22, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blogs Ancestry.com “Dear Census Taker: Read the Instructions” by Amy Johnson Crow “It’s Greek to Me: What We Can Learn From the Rosetta Stone” by Amy Johnson Crow “What We Are Reading: July 18 Edition” by Amy Johnson Crow “Welcome to the Mountain State: West Virginia State Research Guide” by Anne Gillespie Mitchell “5 Things… Read more

Dillinger’s Jailor, Sheriff Lillian Holley

Posted by Juliana Smith on July 22, 2014 in Juliana's Corner

Eighty years ago today, John Dillinger was gunned down after seeing a show at Chicago’s Biograph Theater, betrayed by the “woman in red” who tipped off the FBI. Dillinger was big news and newspapers across the country carried stories of his death and illustrious criminal career. In the midst of the Depression, some viewed him… Read more

Short Film ‘Nan’ Explores the Beautiful Lifelong Friendship Between Grandma and Grandson

Posted by Brian Gallagher on July 22, 2014 in In The Community, Stories, United Kingdom

We all have roles to play in our lives. We all start as children. Some of us go on to become parents, and later hope to become grandparents. How often do grandchildren stop to ponder the meaning of their bond with their grandmother or grandfather? Writer and director Luke Taylor recognized the unique relationship between… Read more

Dear Census Taker: Read the Instructions

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 21, 2014 in Research

Dear Census Taker: I would have addressed this as “Dear Enumerator,” but was concerned that you had not yet read the instructions that have been given to you and, thus, might be unfamiliar with that term. Those instructions are why I am writing to you today. Following these instructions will generate much joy for the… Read more

It’s Greek to Me: What We Can Learn From the Rosetta Stone

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 19, 2014 in Research

Ptolemy V had a problem. He was pharaoh, but was fighting opposition in parts of Egypt. Compounding the issue was the fact that he was only 13. On the first anniversary of his coronation, the priests issued a decree in support of young Ptolemy. To make sure everyone understood, they inscribed it in three languages:… Read more

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