Famed and world renowned actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and her words moved many. As we look inside ourselves and remember the gift that Elizabeth gave us, we’re reminded of one of her quotes: “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors… Read more
St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to celebrate Irish heritage, and it’s coming up fast. Whether you’re 100% Irish or just Irish at heart, we know the importance of discovering your family history. So this St. Patrick’s Day, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to celebrate their heritage with our “Wish2Win” sweepstakes. We’ve begun taking… Read more
As the Ancestry.com – Expert Connect service celebrates its first anniversary since launching on June 24, 2009, we wanted to share Kathy Morrissey’s story of how she found her grandmother’s true age, a family mystery, and passed that along to her mother. Expert Connect is an online tool available on Ancestry.com that links you to hundreds… Read more
Ancestry.com started the Expert Connect service nearly a year ago. For those of you that aren’t aware, Expert Connect is an online tool available on Ancestry.com that will link you to hundreds of experienced genealogists who can assist you with your research goals. We recently talked with Willard Edison, an Ancestry.com customer and a security supervisor… Read more
We wanted to let everyone know that we are experiencing some intermittent site problems that have slowed down the site. We are actively working to resolve these issues and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.
We want to let you know that the Ancestry.com and related Ancestry International sites will be down for about 3 hours for scheduled maintenance tonight, Wednesday, February 17 through early Thursday morning beginning at 11:30 PM Mountain Time (that’s 1:30 AM ET, or 6:30 AM GMT). Thank you for your patience as we improve our infrastructure.
President Barack Obama and Warren Buffett are 7th cousins, 3 times removed. Family history experts at Ancestry.com discovered the relation and determined that the men are related through a 17th-century Frenchman named Mareen Duvall – Pres. Obama’s 9th great-grandfather and Buffett’s 6th great-grandfather. Duvall was born in France and came to Maryland in the mid-1600s. Once in… Read more
We want to let you know that the Ancestry.com and related Ancestry International sites will be down for about 4 hours for scheduled maintenance tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 18) through early Wednesday morning beginning at 11:30 PM Mountain Time (that’s 1:30 AM ET or 5:30 AM GMT). The Ancestry World Archives Project will only be available for offline keying. Thank you… Read more
Most of you have probably seen the video clips on our site highlighting the success stories of a few of our members. There is a video about Cathryn Darling, who thought her father had abandoned her as a child only to find out through research on Ancestry.com that he was killed in a tragic fishing… Read more
To commemorate Veterans Day, Ancestry.com today added more than 600 Navy cruise books to its online collection of military records. This effort is the result of an agreement between Ancestry.com and the United States Navy. The collection of Navy cruise books, available exclusively online at Ancestry.com, represents nearly 40 years of cruises following World War… Read more