Past Articles

The New Ancestry: September 28th Feature Update

Posted on September 27, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered the location issues and the solution we put in place. This week we introduced some exciting enhancements on Family Events in the Facts view. As always, we have also included links to articles and videos at the end… Read more

From Rags to Khaki Britches

Posted on September 21, 2015 in Research

This article was originally published in Ancestry Magazine. From khaki to camo, we look for visual clues to recognize members of America’s military today. But historically, to what extent did the clothes make the military man and woman? Dressed for Success? Every upstart needs a good defense—America included. So when the fledgling colonies were struggling to… Read more

The New Ancestry: September 19th Feature Update

Posted on September 19, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered the upcoming feature to show all events on LifeStory. These past couple of weeks most of our efforts have been on a few ‘behind the scenes’ initiatives such as: Media Gallery: photo cropping and other improvements Facts… Read more

The New Ancestry: September 11th Feature Update

Posted on September 11, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered the upcoming feature of photo cropping. This coming week we will roll out a new enhancement on LifeStory. As always, we have also included links to articles and videos at the end of this post that will help… Read more

The New Ancestry: September 4th Feature Update

Posted on September 4, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered new enhancements on Family Events. This week we rolled out some product fixes and we are working on photo cropping. Another exciting update is that we developed an in-depth online course on the new Ancestry to introduce users… Read more

Murder and the Family Story

Posted on September 3, 2015 in Stories

This is a guest post by Jennie Kaufman which originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine.  When seven-year-old Annie Lemberger was murdered in 1911, the mystery surrounding the crime reverberated throughout the community. Ninety years later, a distant relative discovered exactly what happened to Annie—and how it affected his own family’s history. Magdeline Lemberger rose before dawn on… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Those Record-keeping French!

Posted on September 2, 2015 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Whenever we research the family history of a celebrity for Who Do You Think You Are? there is always the concern that there may not be adequate records to build a full family tree. Fortunately, when the assignment came to research Tom Bergeron, known to be of French Canadian ancestry, we were confident that we… Read more

The New Ancestry: August 29th Feature Update

Posted on August 29, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry. Last week we covered the location issues and the solution we put in place. This week we introduced some exciting enhancements on Family Events in the Facts view. As always, we have also included links to articles and videos at the end of this post that will… Read more

See Your DNA Matches in a Whole New Way

Posted on August 26, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA just released a new matching tool called Shared Matches. This new tool will help you see your matches in a whole new way, giving you clues about the common ancestor that may have given both you and your match the DNA you share today. And as a bonus, if you have had a parent… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Finding Ancestors Who Don’t Want to Be Found with Bryan Cranston

Posted on August 23, 2015 in Celebrity, Who Do You Think You Are?

A frustrating occurrence in many genealogical research projects is when an ancestor disappears entirely from the records. You have a great line of sources proving your conclusions back to the 1800s, but there’s one person who is holding you back. Maybe he ran away from his family to start a new life or find adventure.… Read more