Articles by Pam Velazquez

Highlights From RootsTech 2014

Posted on February 17, 2014 in Site

Last week the Ancestry team was at the RootsTech 2014 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah – a global family history event where people can come together and share about their genealogy experiences and the technologies that make them possible. What We Taught While we were there, many members from the Ancestry team lead sessions… Read more

The Barefoot Genealogist: 11 Day Family History Roadshow in Florida!

Posted on February 10, 2014 in Events

The Barefoot Genealogist is coming to Florida for an eleven day tour of libraries and genealogical societies and she wants to meet you!  While in Florida, Crista Cowan will be presenting several classes on, Family Tree Maker, AncestryDNA, and more.  Check out her schedule below.  We hope you can join her at one or… Read more

Join Us at RootsTech 2014!

Posted on February 3, 2014 in Events

This week several members of the Ancestry team will be at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have a booth in the main hall where our team members will be ready to assist with any of your questions as it relates to our collections, products or if you just need assistance on ‘where to look… Read more

Join Us for Ancestry Day in Pennsylvania!

Posted on January 24, 2014 in Events

On Saturday March 15th, Ancestry and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will co-host Ancestry Day, a day to discover and celebrate your family history! Attendees will learn tips and tricks for navigating, and find out more about the genealogical holdings at HSP, one of the largest archives in the United States. The event will be… Read more

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Stories

Today, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. for the impact he had on the Civil Rights Movement and his relentless fight for equal rights for all, while maintaining a peaceful non-violent approach. Dr. King’s message is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago, and we wanted to share a few pieces of his… Read more

And The Winner of the December Branch Out Contest is…

Posted on January 9, 2014 in Contest

  If you entered the December round of our Branch Out contest, we’d like to thank you for participating! We received more than 14,000 responses and so many great stories from our community – thank you! We have compiled all of the entries and randomly selected our second winner. And that lucky person is… Stacy… Read more

What Did You Discover In 2013?

Posted on December 31, 2013 in Stories

Whether you have been doing research for a long time, or just started a few months ago, you know that every day can bring new possibilities and discoveries. Take a moment to think about where you started, and all that you’ve discovered about your ancestors. The New Year is upon us and that means another… Read more

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 25, 2013 in Site

Merry Christmas from the team! We hope the holidays are a joyous occasion for you and your loved ones. For Christmas this year, we scoured our databases for images that show what Christmas might have been like for our ancestors. Here are a few of our favorites for you to enjoy:  

What Are You Asking Santa For?

Posted on December 24, 2013 in Holidays

Many of us remember sitting on Santa’s lap, giving him the long list of toys and other items we wished he’d deliver to us on Christmas morning. We imagine your lists have changed as your wants and needs have over the years, and wondered … If Santa could bring you anything genealogy-related, what would you… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: December 23rd Edition

Posted on December 23, 2013 in Site

You were probably busy getting ready for the holidays last week, so catch up with some of the things we’ve been doing in the world! Here’s the review: Blog Posts Share Your Family Recipe with Ancestry! Preserve your Photos and Documents Like an Expert! Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus… Recipes from… Read more

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