The New Ancestry: November 23rd Feature Update

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 23, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Sweden

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered Member Connect and Military Pages, and in the upcoming weeks, we will re-introduce more options under the “Find Person in this tree” menu on the person page. More importantly, as of December 15th, 2015, the old website will be… Read more

“Grandbaby Cakes” Author Shares Her AncestryDNA Experience Plus, A Very Unexpected Surprise

Posted by Jocelyn Delk Adams on November 23, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

For me, the journey of finding out who I am and where I came from has always been rooted in the family tales passed down through oral history. I shared many of them in my brand new cookbook, Grandbaby Cakes, but little did I know, I was just scratching the surface. Over the years, my hunger for learning more… Read more

New at Ancestry Academy: African American Research and Timelines

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on November 19, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

Ancestry Academy brings you new classes every month and the latest classes are must sees! Timelines: Put Your Ancestors Into Historical Perspective from Laura G Prescott will help you organize your research to gain new insights. What events shaped the lives of our ancestors? Match historical events to an ancestor’s life, or synchronize one ancestor’s… Read more

Researching U.S. Merchant Marines

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on November 16, 2015 in Collections, Content, Military Records

People researching members of the U.S. Merchant Marine have to be creative with their searching, as the records aren’t as plentiful as they are for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard. Recently, that search became a little easier for those who are researching in the early 20th century. U.S., Merchant Marine… Read more

The New Ancestry: November 13th Feature Update

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 13, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered media improvements and this week we are happy to announce that Member Connect and Military Pages have been introduced into the site. As always, we have also included links to articles and videos at the end of this… Read more

Getting to Know Pennsylvania WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on November 11, 2015 in Content, Military Records

Although the United States was involved in World War I for a relatively short period of time (1917-1918), the records generated by and about those who served should not be overlooked. The records go beyond the well-known World War I Draft Registration Cards. Pennsylvania WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files A new collection on Ancestry… Read more

The New Ancestry: November 7th Feature Update

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 7, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered Print and Profile Image improvements, and this week we introduced a few new improvements to the media viewer. As always, we have also included links to articles and videos at the end of this post that will… Read more

Kit de Herramientas de Genealogía de Ancestry

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 4, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Mexico

As we expand globally, Ancestry is committed to offering our educational content in multiple languages so we’re beginning to offer several of our most popular blog posts in Spanish. You can access the English version of the Genealogist’s Toolkit here. En Ancestry sabemos que la investigación y elaboración de tu historia familiar requiere del uso… Read more

Think You Can’t Research Your African American Family History? Think Again.

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 3, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Rawlins, Editorial Manager at Ancestry The Ancestry team recently returned from the Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida, where they had a fantastic time watching people’s excitement as they saw family names they recognized—or maybe had never seen—appear on U.S. census and other records. Some African Americans… Read more

The New Ancestry: October 31st Feature Update

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 31, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. This week we completed some of the features we discussed in last week’s update. As always, we have also included links to articles and videos at the end of this post that will help answer your questions and provide more tips on the new site.… Read more