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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

Highlights From RootsTech 2014

Posted on February 17, 2014 in Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com, 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 Ancestry.com, 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

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