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.

Throwback Thursday: Fun in the Water

Posted by Juliana Szucs on October 23, 2014 in Ask Juliana, Website

This past weekend was pool closing weekend. When we bought this house 12 years ago, it came with the pool and while my daughter enjoyed it, I think I’ve been the one who has spent the most time in it. I’ve loved the water since I was little and although we never had a large pool growing up, Read More

Throwback Thursday: Music

Posted by Juliana Szucs on October 16, 2014 in Ask Juliana

Growing up in the 60s and 70s, we were exposed to many different kinds of music – some good, some not-so-much. I can remember listening to my transistor radio at night trying to get the antenna in that perfect spot to get good reception. When I bought my first album and spent $7 on it Read More

Do You Have a Search Strategy?

Posted by Juliana Szucs on October 14, 2014 in Family History Month, Mexico, Website

While global searches on Ancestry—whether in a search form, from your tree, or from Family Tree Maker—are great for capturing some censuses, and many other records where lots of detail has been indexed, sometimes you need to dig a little deeper to uncover new records. It’s important to remember that a global search on Ancestry Read More

Free Genealogist’s Toolkit to Power Your Family History Research

Posted by Juliana Szucs on October 10, 2014 in Family History Month, Website

At Ancestry, we know that researching and telling your family story is a craft. And every craftsperson needs a good set of tools. We’re committed to bringing you the best educational resources and research tools possible. Whether it’s a blank census form, research guides, how-to videos, or a community where you can ask questions and share your successes, we’ve Read More

6 Tips to Get Your Family Tree Off to a Good Start

Posted by Juliana Szucs on October 1, 2014 in Ask Juliana, Australia, Canada, Family History Month, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, Website

When you’re first getting started with your family tree, it’s tempting to just dive in and start adding names. If you do a little reconnaissance beforehand, you can give your tree in a firm foundation in which it will thrive.  1. Start with yourself. I know you may not find yourself as interesting as all Read More

Throwback Thursday: Library Memories

Posted by Juliana Szucs on September 25, 2014 in Ask Juliana

Did you know September is Library Card Sign-Up Month? That makes it the perfect time for you or someone you know who doesn’t have a card to sign up. It also makes it the perfect time to share your favorite library memories. As family historians, you probably have a lot of favorite library memories, like Read More

Throwback Thursday: Dolls and Other Toys

Posted by Juliana Szucs on September 18, 2014 in Ask Juliana, Website

Now that my daughter is off to college, I’ve been doing some heavy duty house cleaning and going through some of her old toys that for some reason I’ve hung onto. I guess I figured if we hung on to them, we could hang on to some of her fleeting childhood. But it’s time to go Read More