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

Articles by Heather Erickson

Enhanced U.S. Census Collection

Posted on December 10, 2009 in Content, Digitization, Searching for Records

In a survey of members last year, top on your wish list was improved images for U.S. Federal Censuses. As you know, the U.S. Censuses are one of the richest sources of information for family history searches. So, improving this collection has been a top priority at throughout 2009. We’ve enhanced six new… Read more

German WWI Military Archive Reveals ‘Bike Messenger’ Hitler’s First Service Record

Posted on December 9, 2009 in Content

In a world-first, has commenced the online launch of the Bavarian WWI Personnel Rosters, 1914-1918, a comprehensive collection of World War One German service records. The records now online detail the full military careers of 1.5 million Bavarian soldiers who fought during WWI, including then 25-year-old volunteer Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler, considered today as… Read more

Video: Behind the Scenes at

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at Take a look at the people and thinking behind our company and how helps you easily discover your story online. Announces New Washington DC Scanning Facility

Posted on October 6, 2009 in Site, Company News, Content

We are pleased to announce an expansion to our relationship with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that enables us to digitize NARA record collections at a new facility in the Washington, D.C., area. Since the signing of an agreement in May 2008, we have worked with NARA to digitize historical records collections… Read more

Join This Week at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference

Posted on September 2, 2009 in Company News

As a reminder, don’t forget to join in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference for four days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more. 2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference September 2–5, 2009 Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Free Track of… Read more Launches One of the Most Comprehensive Collections of Caribbean Slave Records

Posted on July 16, 2009 in Company News, Content

We are excited to announce, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Social History Associates (VISHA), the launch of a significant online collection of Caribbean slave records detailing nearly 200 years of St. Croix-Virgin Islands history. These St. Croix African Roots Project records will help tens of thousands of people trace their ancestral roots, some to… Read more Blog Update

Posted on April 24, 2009 in Company News

We want to let you all know about a recent change we’ve made to the blog. The blog has been updated to prevent comments from being made on posts that are more than two weeks old. We truly value your feedback, and appreciate the insight our readers provide us on products, content and everything else we post… Read more

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