AncestryDNA: Now Available to Order Online

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on October 26, 2012 in AncestryDNA

Great news, the new AncestryDNA test is available to order right now! Over the past several months, AncestryDNA was available by invitation only. We’ve sent out all of our invitations, and now the test is available to everyone—you’re all invited! All you have to do is go to the AncestryDNA site, click the orange “Get Read More

You’ve Received Your AncestryDNA Results. Now What?

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on October 22, 2012 in AncestryDNA

The day you get your AncestryDNA results is exciting, but now you may have some questions. Well, we’re here to help.  Watch this informative video from our genealogy expert, Crista Cowan, that covers some popular topics such as how to navigate your results, putting your genetic ethnicity into perspective, using new search tools, and making Read More

What Do Snoop Dogg and Warren Buffett Have In Common? Both Are Included in Our Newly Updated Yearbook Collection

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on October 17, 2012 in Collections, Website

If you didn’t hear the news, we just added more than 18,000 yearbooks to our growing U.S. Yearbook Collection. The new additions, spanning 1806-2008, include schools across the United States, from junior highs and high schools to colleges and universities. You can browse this rich collection for a glimpse into relatives’, friends’ and celebrities’ past, from more Read More

“Baby, Baby, Baby” – Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne Are Related

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on October 11, 2012 in Collections, Website

What do Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion have in common? According to, the world’s largest online family history resource, the four Canadian performers are all related, sharing a family connection with some of Quebec’s earliest settlers. Heartthrobs: It’s a family reunion of heartthrobs as Justin Bieber, who’s appeared on the Read More

Labor Day Celebration: Jump In the 1940 Time Machine, Search All U.S. Censuses Free

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on August 31, 2012 in Collections, Website

Summer is winding down, but things are still pretty hot around here. With the completion of the 1940 census index we now have more than 713 million U.S. Federal Census records online and fully searchable from 1790 through 1940. To celebrate this unprecedented access to all publicly available censuses, has cooked up some pretty Read More

Infographics: What Was Life Like in 1940?

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on August 23, 2012 in Collections

As you know, earlier this month, we completed the 1940 U.S. Census index on You can now look for a parent, grandparent—maybe even yourself—in every state and territory. In addition, we also created different infographics that creatively display each state and what life was like in 1940. See all the images below, and feel Read More