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Happy Birthday, Alaska!

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on January 3, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

Happy 55th birthday, Alaska! Alaska is known for its natural resources and breathtaking landscapes, but it is also has a fascinating history. Native peoples, Russia traders, Spanish explorers and gold prospectors have all answered the call of the Last Frontier. The 1900 census is the first to include Alaska. Because it was still just a… Read more

What You Might Have Missed in 2013

Posted by Juliana Smith on January 2, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections

As the year closes out, it’s natural for us to reflect on the progress we’ve made this year. On the family history front, I’m very thankful. I’ve had some luck with some stubborn lines that have been brick walls for way too long. I recently found a record for a man who is likely my… Read more

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 25, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

Merry Christmas from the Ancestry.com team! We hope the holidays are a joyous occasion for you and your loved ones. For Christmas this year, we scoured our databases for images that show what Christmas might have been like for our ancestors. Here are a few of our favorites for you to enjoy:  

What You Might Have Missed: December 23rd Edition

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 23, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

You were probably busy getting ready for the holidays last week, so catch up with some of the things we’ve been doing in the Ancestry.com world! Here’s the review: Blog Posts Ancestry.com Share Your Family Recipe with Ancestry! Preserve your Photos and Documents Like an Expert! Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus… Recipes from… Read more

Collection Spotlight: Griffith’s Valuation

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 20, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Collections

If you have tracked your ancestors back to Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation is an amazing resource for finding family in the Emerald Isle in the mid-19th century. Let’s start with the basics – what is a valuation and who is Griffith? The official name of this collection is the “Primary Valuation of Ireland.” Griffith’s Valuation is one… Read more

Preserve your Photos and Documents Like an Expert!

You’ve found that image or document that reveals a great story or confirms that missing clue you needed, and you want to make sure it is saved for generations to come. What is the best way to save and preserve your images? I asked Sabrina Petersen, Director of Global Imaging here at Ancestry.com, and she… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: December 16th Edition

The holidays are upon us.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Happy 195th (or 142nd?) Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln! Just Released: Family Tree Maker Mac 3! Hunger Games Author’s Ties to Indiana Give Your Research As A Gift Do… Read more

Happy 195th (or 142nd?) Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln!

Posted by Juliana Smith on December 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

If you’ve been researching for any length of time, you’ve probably run into someone who just wasn’t too concerned about giving a correct age in the records he or she left behind. And yes, it does seem to be the ladies most often. (Jane Kelly Pechin, I am thinking of you.) Well, now we can… Read more

Hunger Games Author’s Ties to Indiana

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on December 12, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

I’m glad I waited until Mockingjay was released before I started reading the Hunger Games trilogy as I would have hated the wait between books! As I was reading them, I could easily picture the different districts of Panem that the characters traveled through. Author Suzanne Collins did a remarkable job with the imagery. If… Read more

Give Your Research As A Gift

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 10, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, MyCanvas

Give your family the gift of genealogy! The holidays are a perfect time for you to consider publishing your family history research. As most genealogists will tell you, your research is never really finished, so consider publishing what you already have. Using MyCanvas, it’s quick and easy to create amazing custom bound books filled with all… Read more

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