Jessica Murray

Jessica serves as Social Media Manager for Ancestry, United States.

Holiday Traditions: How to Prepare the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted by Jessica Murray on November 22, 2016 in Holidays

In the early 20th century, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Bureau of Home Economics to educate homemakers on the best ways to sew, clean and prepare food. As part of the USDA initiative, expert cooks worked tirelessly testing various Thanksgiving turkey recipes to determine which made for the most flavorful turkey. Read More

Find A Grave Community Weekend Adds 211,655 New Photos

Posted by Jessica Murray on October 14, 2016 in Events, Find A Grave

The third annual Find a Grave Community Weekend took place on October 7th through October 9th across the globe.  Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers across 175 cemeteries who: added 211,655 new photos fulfilled 8,232 photos requests added 203,448 new memorials Here are just a couple of photos and tweets from the weekend of activities:     Read More

American Society of Genealogists Inducts ProGenealogists’, Nathan Murphy

Posted by Jessica Murray on October 14, 2016 in News

We’re thrilled to announce that Nathan Murphy of our ProGenealogists team is the newest inductee of The American Society of Genealogists, an independent society dedicated to the advancement of genealogy. Nathan joins another ProGenealogists member, Gordon Remington, FUGA, FASG, as a member of the organization. There are among only fifty people that hold this prestigious Read More

Find A Grave Community Weekend on October 7-9

Posted by Jessica Murray on September 16, 2016 in Events, Find A Grave, In The Community, Website

Announcing our 3rd Annual Find A Grave Community Meetup! We are hosting this global meetup starting on Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9th to fulfill hundreds of thousands of photo requests still outstanding on Find A Grave, and to document those cemeteries and gravesites that are not currently on our site. Cemeteries are incredibly valuable Read More

Eastern European Expert Lisa Alzo Shares Tips on Researching Eastern European Ancestry

Posted by Jessica Murray on May 18, 2016 in Research

Eastern European expert Lisa Alzo dispels a few common myths surrounding Eastern European family history research and discusses her new projects which include a new book and her website, Immersion Genealogy. Here are some of the online resources Lisa shared: Ancestry Databases Czech Republic Bulgaria Russia Hungary Poland Romania Yugoslavia Czech National Archives Polish National Archives Google Translate Read More