What We Are Reading: August 22 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 22, 2014 in In The Community

As summer winds down, many of us find many things still on our “to do” list. I wanted to redo my flowerbeds and do some landscaping in my backyard. Maybe this fall… But one thing that I’m happy to keep on my “to do” list is “Read more genealogy.” It has a permanent place on… Read more

Aloha! It’s the Hawaii State Research Guide

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 22, 2014 in Research

This week, Hawaii celebrated its 55th statehood anniversary. It seems like a good time to take a look beyond the beautiful beaches, ocean waves, and palm trees and learn more about this beautiful state. Here are five things you might not know about the Aloha State: The word Hawaii is from the Proto-Polynesian hawaiki, meaning… Read more

Cabot Creamery Cooperative: Honoring Family Legacies

Posted by Ancestry.com on August 20, 2014 in Contest

Family farms are the backbone of today’s food production throughout the world. In the United States many of these farms have been handed down in families from generation to generation. Each family farm is steeped in rich legacies and traditions, uniting time-honored values and a deep commitment to the land. The United Nations has declared… Read more

AncestryDNA Goes to DNA Days in DC

Posted by Anna Swayne on August 20, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Last weekend we attended the 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference in Washington, DC. Over three days, 500+ people joined together to learn more about DNA testing and how to use it as a tool in your family history research. It was exciting to see so many come out and spend three days focusing entirely on… Read more

Tamzin Outhwaite Discovers a Rags to Riches Tale on “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK)

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 20, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

New Tricks actress Tamzin Outhwaite will be the next celebrity to discover her family history on  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. Tamzin has gained fame for playing London characters and her parents are from London’s East End. However, she is also aware that she has Italian roots.   “I do know that there is definitely an… Read more

Between The Leaves: Phone Calls From Heaven

Posted by Jessica Murray on August 19, 2014 in Between the Leaves

Our Between the Leaves hangout is an informal, and hopefully educational, conversation hosted by professional genealogists Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith. We ask them questions and they share their personal experience with us all. This week we asked the the ladies: “If you could speak to one ancestor,… Read more

MyCanvas Finds a New Home in Alexander’s

Posted by Eric Shoup on August 19, 2014 in MyCanvas

This past June, we announced that we were retiring the MyCanvas website and service in September 2014. We’ve heard from many people who love MyCanvas and hate the idea of it going away. Well, we have some good news for you: It’s not going away after all! We were successful in finding a new home for… Read more