Past Articles

And The Winner of the August Branch Out Contest is…

Posted on September 16, 2014 in Contest

WE’D LIKE TO THANK all those who entered to win the August round of our Branch Out contest! We received thousands of submissions, which included some inspiring stories from our community. We have randomly selected our August winner and that lucky person is… Tina Davis from New Mexico! Tina is most interested in tracing her grandfather… Read more

Between the Leaves: Pet Projects

Posted on September 11, 2014 in Between the Leaves

A few months ago we launched a Google+ Hangouts series with professional genealogists Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith. The Between the Leaves hangout is an informal and, hopefully, educational conversation where they share their methods, stories and passion for family history research. Today we asked the ladies, “What pet projects or… Read more

Cabot Creamery Encourages Families to Build Their Legacy, While Honoring Their Ancestry

Posted on September 5, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Between ballet class, soccer practice and busy work schedules, spending quality time as a family can be difficult. Cabot Creamery is inviting families to spend more time together and encouraging them to participate in activities that enrich their family legacy, such as giving back and cooking in the kitchen together. According to a survey by… Read more

Dick Eastman Discusses How Tech Has Changed The Family History Industry

Posted on August 26, 2014 in In The Community

Dick Eastman, author of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, began recording his family history research in the 1970′s on a mainframe computer he built. Needless to say, he knows a lot about technology and the positive impacts it has made on family history research. Dick shares the newest evolutions in family history technology with the availability… Read more

Answering the Big Genealogy Puzzle With Tom Jones

Posted on August 25, 2014 in In The Community

Tom Jones, editor of National Genealogical Society Quarterly and author of Mastering Genealogical Proof, encourages family historians to contribute to research by taking a DNA test. “What should be our first priority is to do what future generations cannot do.” Tom notes advancements in indexing will make discovering information from the internet easier for future… Read more

Between The Leaves: Phone Calls From Heaven

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Between the Leaves

Our Between the Leaves hangout is an informal, and hopefully educational, conversation hosted by professional genealogists Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith. We ask them questions and they share their personal experience with us all. This week we asked the the ladies: “If you could speak to one ancestor,… Read more

Mark Your Calendars For Ancestry Events in Nashville, TN

Posted on August 11, 2014 in Events

Ancestry is thrilled to be hosting two exciting full-day events in Nashville, Tennessee on September 19 and 20. Ancestry Librarian’s Day Friday, September 19, 2014  9AM-5:30PM Ancestry Librarian’s Day on September 19 kicks off at the Nashville Public Library and is designed for librarians serving the genealogy community. Whether you’re brushing up on existing knowledge of Ancestry products or… Read more

Enter Our Branch Out Contest For Ultimate Family History Package

Posted on August 1, 2014 in Contest

It’s August 1st, which marks the next cycle of our Branch Out contest. We launched the Branch Out program as a way to give Ancestry fans the opportunity to work one-on-one with family history experts on our ProGenealogists team. Over the last year, we have had great success helping winners including Cheryle Warnberg, Heidi Hall, Stacey Woodley, and Cindy Hillman discover important family history… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fills in the Gaps in Multiple Acts

Posted on July 31, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  Screenwriters, playwrights, and storytellers have been using the three act structure to tell their stories for generations. Any story requires a setup, rising action, a climax and a resolution. When we’re researching the family histories of the celebrities for an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? we also look at how we… Read more

Be The Star of Your Own Who Do You Think You Are? Show

Posted on July 30, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Have you watched Who Do You Think You Are? and wished you could travel the world to discover more about your own ancestors’ past? Then we have a giveaway for you! We are picking one lucky winner for the ultimate Who Do You Think You Are? experience, which includes a trip to your family’s homeland… Read more