How to Test Your Family Legends with DNA

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 13, 2015 in AncestryDNA, Research

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Ross Curtis, Ph.D., Computational Biologist for AncestryDNA In family history, the myths are often more fun than the facts. Perhaps you have a few in your own family lore. Maybe it’s a story about your great-grandfather stowing away on a ship to come to America, or maybe it’s the Read More

Kit de Herramientas de Genealogía de Ancestry

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 4, 2015 in Mexico, Website

As we expand globally, Ancestry is committed to offering our educational content in multiple languages so we’re beginning to offer several of our most popular blog posts in Spanish. You can access the English version of the Genealogist’s Toolkit here. En Ancestry sabemos que la investigación y elaboración de tu historia familiar requiere del uso Read More

Think You Can’t Research Your African American Family History? Think Again.

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 3, 2015 in Website

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Rawlins, Editorial Manager at Ancestry The Ancestry team recently returned from the Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida, where they had a fantastic time watching people’s excitement as they saw family names they recognized—or maybe had never seen—appear on U.S. census and other records. Some African Americans Read More

Popular Toys in History: What Your Ancestors Played With

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 30, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family History Month, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom, Website

Toys haven’t always been a part of childhood. It was only during the Victorian era that families began viewing play time as central to a child’s development. Paired with industrialization, that meant the invention of many new and exciting toys, with some more enduringly popular than others. The Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogs archived on Ancestry can Read More