“Baby, Baby, Baby” – Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne Are Related

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on October 11, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content, Social Media, Stories

What do Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion have in common? According to Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, the four Canadian performers are all related, sharing a family connection with some of Quebec’s earliest settlers. Heartthrobs: It’s a family reunion of heartthrobs as Justin Bieber, who’s appeared on the… Read more

Labor Day Celebration: Jump In the 1940 Time Machine, Search All U.S. Censuses Free

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on August 31, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content, Social Media

Summer is winding down, but things are still pretty hot around here. With the completion of the 1940 census index we now have more than 713 million U.S. Federal Census records online and fully searchable from 1790 through 1940. To celebrate this unprecedented access to all publicly available censuses, Ancestry.com has cooked up some pretty… Read more

Infographics: What Was Life Like in 1940?

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on August 23, 2012 in Content, Social Media

As you know, earlier this month, we completed the 1940 U.S. Census index on Ancestry.com. You can now look for a parent, grandparent—maybe even yourself—in every state and territory. In addition, we also created different infographics that creatively display each state and what life was like in 1940. See all the images below, and feel… Read more

How Can I Improve the 1940 U.S. Census?

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on August 15, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

The 1940 U.S. Census Index is becoming even more accurate and easy to use, with your help. While you can currently search by name through all 134 million people in the 1940 U.S. Federal Census on Ancestry.com, we’re still working behind the scenes to make this latest census even better. What are we doing? Adding… Read more

1940 Census Update: Now Search 38 States & Territories, All Fully Indexed

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on July 27, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

Looking for relatives in Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah? We’ve just released fully-searchable indexes for all 12 states. And 26 other states are ready to search. And remember, if the state you’re waiting for isn’t indexed yet, you can still look through 1940… Read more

Andy Griffith’s Legacy

Posted by Juliana Szucs on July 3, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content, Social Media, Stories

My heart fell this morning when I heard the news that the beloved actor, Andy Griffith, had passed. Through the cold Chicago winters, and hot summers as well, my sisters and I would park in front of the TV when the The Andy Griffith Show would come on.  Decades later, I remember telling my daughter… Read more

1940 Census Update – Six More States Now Searchable By Name

Posted by Crista Cowan on June 29, 2012 in Company News, Content

What do Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia all have in common? Early this morning, fully indexed census records for each those six states were put online. All images for the 1940 census have been online and fully available to you since the first week of April. But, the completion of these indexes now… Read more

Who Will You Discover In New York?

Posted by Crista Cowan on June 6, 2012 in Content

On a spring day in 1940, census taker Joseph D Donohue walked into a Manhattan neighborhood to begin his official enumeration for the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Did he know beforehand that he would be knocking on the doors of some of the most famous people of his time to ask them some very personal… Read more

New York 1940 – Now Search by Name

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on June 5, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

13.5 million people lived in New York in 1940. And you can search for any one of them now by name in the just-launched 1940 U.S. Federal Census index for the Empire State on Ancestry.com. New York was the country’s biggest state in 1940 and its census pages are filled with fascinating folks. We’ve already… Read more

The Few. The Proud. The Marine Corps Muster Rolls.

Posted by Crista Cowan on May 24, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

In 1775 a committee of the Continental Congress met at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  They issued a resolution that called for two battalions of men to fight for independence at sea and on shore.  Thus, on 10 November 1775, the Marine Corps was born.  Since then, the Marines have fought in major and… Read more