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Be The Star of Your Own Who Do You Think You Are? Show

Posted by Jessica Murray on July 30, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Have you watched Who Do You Think You Are? and wished you could travel the world to discover more about your own ancestors’ past? Then we have a giveaway for you! We are picking one lucky winner for the ultimate Who Do You Think You Are? experience, which includes a trip to your family’s homeland… Read more

Six Things to Look for in City Directories

City directories are incredible sources. In many cities, they were published annually, which can give us a lot of detail about our ancestors. Here are six things to look for in city directories. 1. Your Ancestor and Other Family Members Sure, you’re going to look for your ancestor, but look for other family members, too.… Read more

And The Winner of the June Branch Out Contest is…

Posted by Kristie Wells on July 16, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

If you entered the June round of our Branch Out contest, we’d like to thank you for participating! We received thousands of responses that included some incredibly inspiring stories from our community! We have compiled all of the entries and randomly selected our next winner. That lucky person is… Robin Martin from Montana!! Robin is… Read more

Do You Have a Search Strategy?

As I write this, I’m getting ready for a trip to Utah. As a fairly frequent traveler, I know that to make the trip less stressful, I need lists. Lists are what keep me from wandering around the house searching for nothing in particular, grasping randomly for things I might need, and missing items I… Read more

What You Might Have Missed, July 7 Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 7, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Who Do You Think You Are Returns to TLC on July 23rd by Kristie Wells Welcome to the Volunteer State: Tennessee State Research Guide by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Librarians in Las Vegas: An ALA Wrap-up by Amy Johnson Crow Finding Revolutionary War Patriots by Amy Johnson Crow Cousin Connection: AncestryDNA Connects Melyssa… Read more

Throwback Thursday Theme: At the Movies

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on June 26, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

I distinctly remember the first movie that I saw in a theater. My sister and one of her girl friends took me to the Town & Country Cinema, not far from our house. It was a matinee and the movie was Bambi. (No, it wasn’t during its original release in 1942. It was during one… Read more

Throwback Thursday Theme: Family Vacations

Posted by Juliana Smith on June 19, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Juliana's Corner

Summer is officially underway and across the country, families are packing up for vacation destinations. And that is the theme of this week’s Throwback Thursday writing prompt. My family took a summer vacation every year, but rather than destinations like Disneyland or national parks, we visited family. My mom had two families. Her east coast… Read more

Distributed Denial of Service Attack Neutralized

Posted by Scott Sorensen on June 17, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Status

Around 1:30 p.m. MT on Monday, June 16, 2014, attackers targeted Ancestry with a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down. We want to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused… Read more

Jack, James and Daniel to be most popular names – if England wins World Cup

Posted by Ancestry.com on June 13, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Celebrity

‘1966 naming trend’ reveals how the names of England’s World Cup squad members will soar if they win the tournament.   Names of England’s 1966 World Cup winners doubled in popularity after Wembley win Trend would mean nearly 30,000 extra boys with same name as 2014 Lions Jack Wilshere can expect to see his name… Read more

Celebrate the Fathers in Your Tree by Searching Surnames

Posted by Anna Swayne on June 10, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Father’s Day is this Sunday! Are you still looking for the perfect gift? Try an AncestryDNA test. Buy today (June 11th) and choose expedited shipping to ensure it arrives on time. Have you already taken the test? Use your DNA results to combine the power of DNA to search for the surnames in your tree by using the… Read more

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