Jessica Murray

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

Find A Grave Community Weekend on October 7-9

Posted by Jessica Murray on September 16, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site, Events, Find A Grave, In The Community

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 Expert Connect

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

Maps Can Reveal More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by Jessica Murray on May 9, 2016 in Expert Connect

As family historians, maps are among the most visually interesting records we can use in our day-to-day research. Maps can help us discover a pattern in movements across county or state boundaries, and help us better understand the geography of a particular area. Certified Genealogists, Pamela Boyer Sayre and Rick Sayre share why maps can reveal Read More

Why U.S. Military Pension Records May Unlock Clues with Loretta Evans

Posted by Jessica Murray on April 26, 2016 in Expert Connect

Loretta Evans, AG ® specializes in researching the Midwestern United States. We had the pleasure of interviewing her recently about U.S. military pension records. Tune in below to see why pensions are among the richest family history records and learn about some of the often-overlooked details that can be found in military pension files. Search Ancestry’s Read More