Ancestry.com Family History Wiki [VIDEO]

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 20, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Ancestry.com Wiki, Research

The Ancestry.com Family History Wiki is one of the best ways for you to discover more information about records and family history research. The Family History Wiki was developed to help genealogists find information they need, but also contribute, by editing and adding information. Our Family History Wiki is completely editable by the community and… Read more

Got Pennsylvania Ancestors?

Posted by Crista Cowan on January 26, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Ancestry.com Wiki, Content, Research Helps, Social Media

Did you catch this week’s Ancestry LIVE broadcast? We talked about Pennsylvania Vital records. We had over 400 people who joined us live in the broadcast and the chat afterwards. And, at last check, over 2,000 of you have watched the archived video on our YouTube channel. I guess Pennsylvania records are pretty important to… Read more

Five Steps to Doing Genealogy Research Like A Pro

Posted by Crista Cowan on January 20, 2012 in Ancestry.com Wiki, Research Helps, Searching for Records

If you caught my Ancestry LIVE broadcast on Thursday morning you know that the topic of the week is Research Like a Pro. (If you haven’t watched it yet go ahead. We’ll wait for you.) I’ve been doing genealogy research professionally for almost a decade now. When clients are paying you by the hour, you… Read more

What’s in the Ancestry.com Wiki for You?

Posted by Matthew Rayback on July 16, 2010 in Ancestry.com Wiki

Let’s be honest. When we’re researching our family history, there are always more places to check. The records of our ancestors’ lives don’t rise and set with the census, do they? I know that for me, one of the problems I run into is simply not knowing where to look. For example, my Russian great… Read more

Ancestry.com Family History Wiki First Updates

Posted by Matthew Rayback on June 30, 2010 in Ancestry.com Wiki

In case you haven’t heard, Ancestry.com has a wiki. (You can read the original announcement here.) We launched in beta in April at the conference of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and since then, there’s been a lot going on. Before getting into that, however, let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Rayback and I am a senior editor for Ancestry.com and am the overseer of the wiki.

NEW Ancestry.com Wiki Makes Updating The Source and Red Book More Frequent

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 30, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Ancestry.com Wiki

What if the respected genealogical resources The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources could be updated on a more regular basis? With all of the information these two books provide us in our family history research, the details can easily become outdated. Well now these two… Read more