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Family History Toolkit: Creating Timelines

Posted on April 10, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Timelines are great tools for deciphering all of your family history discoveries. They can help place your ancestor at a given time and help you understand your ancestor’s life and what records, events, etc. you might be missing. Use timelines to analyze the different records you have found and understand where you should be setting… Read more

Googling Your Family History [VIDEO]

Posted on April 9, 2014 in Research

You can search the internet from within your family tree. Join Crista Cowan to learn about crafting internet searches that will help you uncover information about your ancestors around the internet. As a bonus tip, she will share the best practice for saving this information to your family tree.  

What You Might Have Missed: April 7th Edition

Posted on April 7, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Blog Posts Ancestry.com A Love Story Proved: The Life and Family of Laura Lavinia (Kelly) Combs by Paul Graham On This April Fool’s Day, Tell Us Which Ancestor Made A Fool Out of You by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Enter For a Chance To Win Professional Family History Research Assistance! by Kristie Wells Ask Ancestry Anne: Who Are James… Read more

Genealogy Spring Cleaning [VIDEO]

Posted on April 5, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

Spring is officially here! Join Crista Cowan as she shares tips and tricks for pruning your family tree. You’ll discover ways to clean up, lighten up and freshen up your family history research.

Updating Your Ancestry.com Profile Page and Other Account Settings [VIDEO]

Posted on March 27, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

It is wise to do a little housekeeping in your online accounts. In this video, Crista Cowan shares best practices for keeping your profile fresh and interesting. She’ll also show you how to update your account settings so you see what you want to see from Ancestry.com.

State Research Guides and Place Pages [VIDEO]

Posted on March 23, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

Have you ever been researching your family history and realized that you don’t know much about the state they lived in? In this video Crista Cowan will show you how to locate state research guides and place pages that give you detailed information about when each state was settled, what records are available for that… Read more

Correcting Mistakes in Your Own Family Tree [VIDEO]

Posted on March 22, 2014 in Research

We all make mistakes – especially when we are brand new to family history. In this video Crista Cowan shares some best practices for identifying and correcting common mistakes in your family tree. She’ll also share a few bonus tips for correcting mistakes in the trees of others.  

Join Us at NGS 2014!

Posted on March 9, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Join Ancestry.com in Richmond, Virginia, at the National Genealogy Society 2014 Family History Conference for four days of family history learning and networking! NGS 2014 Family History Conference Virginia: The First Frontier 7−10 May 2014 The Greater Richmond Convention Center and Richmond Marriott Richmond, Virginia Conference Sessions  Register today to attend four full days of more… Read more

The Winner of the February Branch Out Contest Is…

Posted on March 7, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

With over 9,000 entries this past month, we’re excited to announce our third winner in the Branch Out contest!  The winner is… Cindy Hillman from Alabama!   Cindy will be working with the ProGenealogists team to try and discover more about her paternal line – the McKinleys. Check back soon to hear more about Cindy’s… Read more

MyCanvas @ RootsTech: Meeting New Cousins and Sharing Your Work

Posted on February 19, 2014 in MyCanvas

Last week I was working at the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. I was fortunate to be a presenter at the conference on MyCanvas and used my own tree and my own projects to demonstrate how MyCanvas works. At the end of my class, a woman approached me and said that she was related… Read more

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