Spring is officially here! Join Crista Cowan as she shares tips and tricks for pruning your family tree. You’ll discover ways to clean up, lighten up and freshen up your family history research.
This week’s dive into the history of the state of Maine was an interesting one and full of contradictions. It is the largest New England state (nearly as large as all of the other New England states combined), and it is also the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi. It declared war on… Read more
Even though it is April 1st, this post is no joke. Today we are kicking off Cycle 4 of the Branch Out contest - a chance at winning a prize pack that includes professional research assistance, a one-year subscription to Ancestry.com, an AncestryDNA test, and a photo book from MyCanvas. Heidi Hall was our big winner in October, Stacy Woodley won in… Read more
It is wise to do a little housekeeping in your online accounts. In this video, Crista Cowan shares best practices for keeping your profile fresh and interesting. She’ll also show you how to update your account settings so you see what you want to see from Ancestry.com.
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
Did you know that you can share your AncestryDNA ethnicity results? You can simply do this by clicking the share button in your ethnicity estimate view. That share button is on the top right side on the page, just above the map (see the red box below). This will allow you to send these results… Read more
Did you catch everything last week? We talked of the Spanish Flu, Irish DNA and a whole variety of genealogy topics. Make sure you didn’t miss anything! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Kiss Me: I’m Irish Too! by Juliana Smith What Do Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Have in Common? by Julie Granka Women of the West by… Read more
March is Women’s History Month. Women are sometimes hidden in history and in the records we use in our research. Husbands leave bequests in their wills to “my beloved wife.” Women are listed as “Mrs. John Smith” in newspaper articles. It can be challenging to pull out the stories of the female half of the… Read more
Ancestry.com has over 12 billion records and finding the ones you care about is easier when you have a few tricks at your disposal. One of the best? Filters. Name, Location and Date. And to make those filters just a bit easier to use, we’ve added the new Sliders feature. Do you have 5 minutes?… Read more
Last week we said a fond farewell to the “Old Search” functionality on the site. Over the years, we have been maintaining two separate search experiences – “Old Search” and “Primary Search.” With offering two search experiences, it has limited the resources we could use to make improvements, and also increased the complexity of every… Read more
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