About Juliana Szucs

Juliana Szucs has been working for Ancestry.com for more than 16 years. She began her family history journey trolling through microfilms with her mother at the age of 11. She has written many articles for online and print genealogical publications and wrote the "Computers and Technology" chapter of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Juliana holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Past Articles

5 Things You Might Not Know About Colorado

Posted on September 13, 2014 in Research

Colorado joined the U.S. in the country’s centennial year and has had a colorful history, before and after being admitted as the 38th state. Here are five things you might not know about the “Centennial State.” 1. In 1860, during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, the greatest number of immigrants to Colorado came from Ohio,… Read more

Throwback Thursday Topic: Cars and Learning to Drive

Posted on September 11, 2014 in Juliana's Corner

This past weekend, my daughter bought her first vehicle: a used small pick-up that we got from a friend who was looking to sell and gave us a good deal. I was thinking back on the vehicles that have played a part in my life, and about my love-hate relationship with driving, so this week… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Round-Up: September 8 Edition

Posted on September 8, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Ask Ancestry Anne

Ancestry.com What We Are Reading: September 5th Edition by Amy Johnson Crow Welcome to the Tar Heel State! The North Carolina State Research Guide by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Throwback Thursday Topic: School Activities and Projects by Juliana Szucs Smith Preserve the Pensions: An Update from FGS 2014 by Amy Johnson Crow Spotlight: Texas State Genealogical… Read more

Throwback Thursday Topic: School Activities and Projects

Posted on September 4, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Juliana's Corner

Last week Ancestry added 43,000+ new yearbooks to its existing collection bringing the total to 99,000+ yearbooks. I was thinking back on my days in school and all of the projects I had to create and the activities I participated in. In high school, I was a Mathlete. Yes, you heard that right. No idea… Read more

FGS 2014 Recap: Highlights from the Alamo City

Posted on September 3, 2014 in Events, Juliana's Corner

Well, the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ (FGS) 2014 conference has ended and by now, the genealogists who descended on San Antonio are hopefully safely back at home. If they’re like me, they are more energized than ever to get back to researching their families. What a whirlwind week! Had lots of fun learning, exchanging ideas… Read more

Just in Time for Labor Day – Delaware, Winterthur Museum Craftperson Files, 1600-1995

Posted on August 29, 2014 in Collections

Just in time for Labor Day, Ancestry has released a unique collection that relates directly to the occupations of those involved in various crafts, dating back to the 1600s in America - Delaware, Winterthur Museum Craftperson Files, 1600-1995. The Winterthur Library is devoted to the study of everyday life in America and America’s craft traditions, including… Read more

Throwback Thursday Topic: Pets

Posted on August 28, 2014 in Juliana's Corner

With my puppies huddled around me for protection from a thunderstorm, it was not hard to come up with an idea for this week’s Throwback Thursday writing prompt. I’ve always been drawn to animals of any type, really. I’ve had dogs, cats, fish (that didn’t go so well), and at one point even a ball… Read more

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Family Heirlooms

Posted on August 21, 2014 in Juliana's Corner

The other day I was rummaging through the top of my closet and moved a few things around. I spotted an old hat box that I hadn’t set eyes on in years. Grandma’s hat! Now it is a fur hat, and I’m not really a fur person, which is ironic since Szucs actually means “furrier.”… Read more

Ports Beyond New York: Galveston

Posted on August 15, 2014 in Research

Galveston has a rich and colorful history, with its roots in a pirate settlement that Jean Lafitte called home between 1817 and 1821. The Port of Galveston was established as a small trading post and customs house in 1825, when Texas was still part of Mexico. It was an important commercial center and by 1835… Read more

Throwback Thursday Topic: Lessons I Took

Posted on August 14, 2014 in Juliana's Corner

As the eldest of four girls, I was a bit of a guinea pig when it came to taking lessons in various things. It started when I was pretty young. A next door neighbor, who we affectionately called Uncle Ronny, was to teach me how to play the accordion. That was a pretty lofty goal… Read more