Past Articles

Don’t Miss Out: Enter For A Chance To Win Our Branch Out Contest!

Posted on June 1, 2014 in Contest

It’s June which means another cycle of our Branch Out Contest! Enter for a chance to win some great prizes! The Grand Prize winner, upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive the following prize package: Twenty (20) hours of ProGenealogists research One (1) year World Explorer Plus Membership One (1) DNA kit The Grand Prize package has an Approximate Retail… Read more

Between the Leaves: Conferences and Offline Resources

Posted on May 31, 2014 in Between the Leaves

Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith discuss the importance of conferences and other events as well as their favorite offline resources.

Introducing ‘Between the Leaves: An Hangout’

Posted on May 16, 2014 in Between the Leaves

We asked several of our genealogists to share how they got started in family history. Here is what Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith had to say.    

Regina Carter Melds Music and Family in ‘Southern Comfort’

Posted on May 10, 2014 in AncestryDNA, Celebrity, In The Community

Jazz violinist Regina Carter has given a whole new meaning to the phrase “family album” with her latest recording, Southern Comfort. Her new album is Regina’s own take on songs her grandfather would have listened to. But before she got to know the music, she had to get to know her paternal grandfather, Dan J.… Read more

And The Winner of the April Branch Out Contest is…

Posted on May 8, 2014 in Contest

If you entered the April round of our Branch Out contest, we’d like to thank you for participating! We received  thousands of responses and so many great stories from our community – thank you! We have compiled all of the entries and randomly selected our next winner. And that lucky person is… Cheryle Warnberg from… Read more

Family History Toolkit: Creating Timelines

Posted on April 10, 2014 in 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 Site

Blog Posts 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 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 Profile Page and Other Account Settings [VIDEO]

Posted on March 27, 2014 in 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