Ask Ancestry Anne: How Can I Share My Family Tree in an Interesting Way?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 29, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Question: How can I transfer my information from my family tree to some sort of hard copy, such as a computer printer copy ?  I would like to make copies for family members. Answer: Printing your tree out is possible from a program like Family Tree Maker, but I suggest you go with something with… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Roundup: October 27th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 27, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Tips for Finding Your Ancestors in German Civil Registration Records on Ancestry by Juliana Szucs Uncovering a Free Black Man’s Past: Buying a Slave to Unite His Family by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Happy 350th New Jersey! New State Research Guide for the Garden State by Juliana… Read more

Early Migration in the United States: The Great Wagon Road

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 8, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Some of our ancestors stayed put for generations.  Some appeared to be nomads living in a different place in every census. How did they get from point A to point B in the 1700s and 1800s?  Obviously they didn’t drive. They didn’t fly.  They didn’t look at a map and take the straightest path.  There… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Update: October 6th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 6, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Five Mistakes to Avoid When Researching Your Family History  by Brian Gallagher What We Are Reading: October 3rd Edition by Amy Johnson Crow Throwback Thursday: Hairstyles and What We Endured to Get Them  by Juliana Szucs Smith World Famous Comedian Billy ‘The Big Yin’ Connolly is next on Who Do You Think… Read more

Ask Ancestry Anne: Is the Family Civil War Story True?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 30, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Question: My great grandfather Henry Melrose was with the 1st West Virginia Cavalry in the Civil War and was in the 1889 Oklahoma land run. What a life! I think he was at Gettysburg. At some point he was shot and left for dead but survived. Where and when was he injured? Was he a POW? Where… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Roundup: September 29th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 29, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com The Dreaded Brick Wall: What To Do Next? by Brian Gallagher Join Us For Find A Grave’s Community Day on October 18th by Kristie Wells Throwback Thursday: Library Memories by Juliana Szucs Smith Get It on Paper: Printing Your Ethnicity Estimate by Anna Swayne From London to Ghana with Reggie Yates on… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Roundup: September 15th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 15, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com The Soldiers’ Charity Frontline Walk by Brian Gallagher Ask Ancestry Anne: How Can I Keep a Photo Private?  by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Mary Berry of the “Great British Bake Off” discovers her family story on the next “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK) by Brian Gallagher It’s a Small World: Discovering… Read more

Ask Ancestry Anne: How Can I Keep a Photo Private?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 9, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Family Tree Maker

I’m often asked, “Is there a way to make just part of my tree public? I don’t want to share all my photos, just some of them.” There is a way to control what you show and don’t show on your public tree without keeping a duplicate copy. Here’s How: Last month I wrote about… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Round-Up: September 8 Edition

Posted by Juliana Szucs on September 8, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Ask Ancestry Anne

Ancestry.com What We Are Reading: September 5th Edition by Amy Johnson Crow Welcome to the Tar Heel State! The North Carolina State Research Guide by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Throwback Thursday Topic: School Activities and Projects by Juliana Szucs Smith Preserve the Pensions: An Update from FGS 2014 by Amy Johnson Crow Spotlight: Texas State Genealogical… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Roundup: September 1st Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 1, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Ancestry.com The emotional rollercoaster comes to an end.  It’s the last in the season of Long Lost Family! by Brian Gallagher Ancestry Mobile iOS 6.0 Release Now Available by Finn Larson What We Are Reading: August 29th Edition by Amy Johnson Crow Just in Time for Labor Day — Delaware, Winterthur Museum Craftperson Files, 1600-1995… Read more