Kristie Wells

Kristie is Ancestry's Head of Global Social Media and Online Customer Engagement and is responsible for developing and managing the company's social media and social business offerings worldwide. She works with a team of community managers, genealogists and social content developers to help educate Ancestry's existing customers, inspire new family historians and expand awareness into new social audiences and communities. She has a deep love of family history and is currently trying to break through the brick wall of her Christophier line that was supposedly French and Catalan, but it seems was really the Christopher's from Iowa.

Members Fulfill 10,000 Photo Requests During Find a Grave Community Weekend

Posted by Kristie Wells on November 20, 2015 in Find A Grave

The second annual Find a Grave Community Weekend took place on October 16th through October 20th. Hundreds of volunteers from around the world gathered in 71* cemeteries and:  Added 320,935 new photos Fulfilled 10,899 photos requests Added 242,793 new memorials Community grew with 3,308 new members signing up Here are just a couple of photos from the weekend activities:   We love Read More

AncestryDNA is Now Available in Canada

Posted by Kristie Wells on June 9, 2015 in AncestryDNA, Canada

One simple DNA test opens a world of new discoveries. By combining the latest advancements in DNA science with the world’s largest online family history resource, AncestryDNA can tell all kinds of amazing stories – including yours. You might be surprised to find out how rich your ethnic roots are. The AncestryDNA test looks at more Read More

50 Years of Maple Leaf History

Posted by Kristie Wells on February 15, 2015 in Cool Finds, Moments in Time

Today, February 15, Canada celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. To mark this significant historic anniversary Ancestry researchers surveyed 1,000 Canadians to see how much they really know about their history. They also dug into the family histories of the key figures responsible for the Canadian flag we know today. THE SURVEY FOUND: 70% of Read More

New Find A Grave Upload and Transcribe Beta Available

Posted by Kristie Wells on October 17, 2014 in Find A Grave

We just launched a new Upload and Transcribe beta at Find A Grave. With this new feature, you can upload a whole trips worth of cemetery headstone photos and transcribe them in either new memorials, or attach the photos easily to existing memorials. Upload Multiple Photos At Once Add a group of headstone photos to Read More

Enter For A Chance To Win Professional Research Assistance!

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 30, 2014 in Contest

Just getting started and need help building a research plan? Hit a brick wall on your great great grandfather? Have a family myth you would like to prove or disprove? Then enter for your chance to win our Branch Out contest. The Grand Prize winner*, upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive the following prize package:   Twenty Read More