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Articles by Nick Cifuentes

Reminiscing: A Key to Unlocking the Past

Posted on February 22, 2013 in Guest Bloggers

A few years back, I returned from a trip to France with a stack of the typical tourist photos. My father, apparently disinterested, sat quietly as I talked my way through them. But his eyes flickered to one picture, and he leaned forward and pulled the photo toward him as he spoke. His words stunned… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Live: Ancestry Academy Livestream

Posted on February 22, 2013 in Social Media, Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? Live is now upon us (22nd – 24thFebruary) and as always, there are lots of exciting and interesting things to see and do this year, so we wanted to let you know what we’ve got happening at the show then you can plan you day. So, grab your candy floss… Read more

Las Vegas: The Marriage Capital of the World

Posted on February 6, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

The Vegas wedding has become an iconic part of pop culture since 1931, when the new marriage law in Nevada was passed allowing couples to marry on the spot with no wait times or requirements. Since then couples of all kinds including celebrities have been getting hitched in Sin City. With the convenience of time… Read more

Discover Your Family Connections At RootsTech

Posted on February 4, 2013 in Events

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch and sponsored by Ancestry.com, offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest technology to start or accelerate your efforts to find, organize, preserve, and share your family’s connections, stories, and history. What Does RootsTech Offer? In addition to over 250 informative classes and hands-on workshops available for those from beginner to… Read more

Ancestry.com Introduces NEW Support Communities

Posted on January 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

We are pleased to inform you that Ancestry recently introduced a new online destination for learning and problem solving – Ancestry Support Communities – it’s our latest addition to the world’s largest online genealogy community. Whether you’re looking to share your experience and knowledge with other members, or want to connect with other product enthusiasts… Read more

Midwest Genealogy Center Ancestry Day

Posted on January 2, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Events

Mid-Continent Public Library and the Midwest Genealogy Center invite you to Ancestry Day 2013! The event will be held at the Adams Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs, Missouri on March 16th from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Featuring speakers from Ancestry.com and the Midwest Genealogy Center, this event is for all levels of genealogy… Read more

Caring.com: Make a Challenging Visit Great With Storytelling

Posted on December 21, 2012 in Stories

Contributed by Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor Worried about how to keep a conversation moving along when visiting an older adult in a nursing home or assisted living? Sometimes it’s helpful to focus not on what you should say but on *how to encourage stories* instead. Storytelling can be a wonderful, no-pressure way to… Read more

Dinosaurs and Descendants: 200-Year-Old Museum Seeks Family

Posted on December 12, 2012 in Stories

Throughout 2012, America’s oldest natural history museum celebrated its 200th birthday.  Sitting proudly in center city Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University was founded in 1812 and stands today as a museum and center of scientific research. Through its two centuries of existence, many of the men and women who have walked… Read more

Ancestry.com Featured on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Posted on December 10, 2012 in Content, Stories

Attention CSI fans, on Wednesday, December 12, tune in to the CBS hit, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. The episode features the CSI team using genealogy to figure out why an airplane crashed, killing five people. Read more about the episode here and don’t forget to tune in!  

Never Mind ‘Elizabeth’ – Royal Baby Could be a ‘Lancelot’, ‘Boniface’ or ‘Grissel’

Posted on December 6, 2012 in Stories

If Prince William and Kate Middleton decide to take baby-name inspiration from their forebears, the royal baby could be born a ‘Grissel’, ‘Boniface’ or even ‘Lancelot’. New research from Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, reveals that while ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘John’ are the most common boys and girls names in both family trees,… Read more

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