Heather Erickson

Heather Erickson is Head of Global Communications for Ancestry.com and has been with the company since 2009.

Winner chosen for the Ancestry.com Ultimate Family History Journey™ Sweepstakes

Posted by Heather Erickson on June 17, 2010 in News, Site Features, Who Do You Think You Are?

Every genealogist remembers the moment when they were bit by the genealogy bug, when they broke through one of their brick walls, or when they won $20,000 for their very own personal family history journey. Well… I don’t remember the latter happening to me either, but Carolyn S. from Youngstown, Ohio does. That’s because Carolyn Read More

Ancestry.com Celebrates Memorial Day

Posted by Heather Erickson on May 25, 2010 in Collections, Webinars

Memorial Day is right around the corner. It’s a time to remember the military heroes that fought for America’s freedom and reflect on those sacrifices made for our country. And what better way to honor them than by locating your military ancestors within historical record collections so that their legacy can live on for generations Read More

Ancestral Entrepreneurs: Details of 19th-Century Businesses Now on Ancestry.com

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 21, 2010 in Collections

Do you have entrepreneurs in your family? If your ancestors owned a business in the 19th century, you’ll now be able to learn the details of their company, or even their farm, in the Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880 that are now online. This unique collection of agriculture, industry/manufacturers, and social statistics contains the names and Read More

More U.S. Public Records = More Ancestry Hints

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 7, 2010 in Website

Have you tried searching the U.S. Public Records Index (USPRI) lately? Whether you’re searching for a distant cousin or want to locate information about Grandpa, we’ve added 800 million records to the USPRI collection for a total of more than 1.2 billion records from all 50 states, so it’s worth searching through the collection again. Read More