Finding Your Family History on the Printed Page

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 24, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

Finding Your Family History on the Printed Page By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Lisa Elzey, Family Historian at Ancestry I am stuck finding more information about my grandfather, Leland Wright. From a 1930 U.S. Census I know he lived in Florida and was born in Ohio about 1883. Can you help me? – Edmund… Read more

Leaving a Legacy: Sojourner Truth

Posted by Crista Cowan on February 23, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

When learning about the lives of extraordinary individuals – whether it’s famous women in history or someone from my own family tree – I’m always curious about their childhood.  What experiences did they have that formed them into the human being they became.  What things did they see, what choices did they make in their… Read more

How Historical Fashions Influence Today’s Red Carpet

Posted by Betty Shubert on February 20, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

The beautiful gowns shown here were worn on the red carpets of the 2013 and 2014 Academy Awards shows. They are perfect examples of gowns that are truly timeless but with subtle historical influences. As a historical fashion expert and costume designer, I wanted share some of my favorite gowns that walked the red carpet in… Read more

Leaving a Legacy: Elizabeth Blackwell

Posted by Juliana Szucs on February 20, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are launching a series entitled “Leaving a Legacy: Important Women in History,” which will feature notable women who influenced the world through their life’s work, immense courage or commitment to a cause. Over the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing the compelling stories of well-known… Read more

Sneak Peek of The New Ancestry Website Coming!

Posted by Dan Lawyer on February 19, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News

If you happened to be at RootsTech in Salt Lake City last week, you may have heard the buzz as we unveiled the beta version of a new and improved Ancestry website. If you weren’t at the conference, it’s not too late to learn about what’s coming and be a part of the Ancestry beta… Read more

How AncestryDNA has added new life to my family history research

Posted by Brian Gallagher on February 17, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, AncestryDNA, Finding Your Roots, Stories, United Kingdom

I am privileged to work for a company that genuinely makes a difference to the lives of many thousands of people around the world. I have seen first-hand the breakthroughs, connections and family reunions that have been made possible by the records and trees available on Ancestry. Obviously, like many of you, I have used… Read more

Branch Out Contest Winner: Alison Marcoff

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 10, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

By Lorraine Bourne and Dani Edgar Alison Marcoff recently won Ancestry’s Branch Out sweepstakes, with a prize of 20 hours of research time from Ancestry ProGenealogists. Alison’s tree had already been thoroughly researched back to a tricky brick-wall problem: who were the parents of James C. Ogden, her 4th great-grandfather? We knew James C. Ogden… Read more

Coming Soon! Mobile Search for iOS

Posted by Michael Lawless on February 9, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile, Searching for Records

Later this month, we’ll be releasing the first Ancestry app update focused on searching our huge archive of content in a mobile specific interface. To date, the iOS App has provided access to your family trees and hints on the go, but searching through our collections hasn’t been readily available. With this release of Search,… Read more

Member Spotlight: Newly Discovered Connection to the Boleyn Family

Posted by Jessica Murray on February 6, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, In The Community

We always love hearing of member success stories, and in 2015 we’ve made it a priority to share more of them. We look forward to bringing you member stories that we hope will inspire you and give you ideas that you can implement in your research. Ty Francis is one of our biggest fans, so… Read more

Resolutions: Organizing Your Genealogy Research in 2015

Posted by Denise May Levenick on January 26, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Guest Bloggers

This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick. Did you turn your calendar to a new year and vow to get your genealogy papers and files organized in 2015? January is National Organizing Month, and a great time to review, revamp, and reorganize so you can spend your time looking for ancestors instead of… Read more