What You Might Have Missed: July 22 Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 22, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blogs Ancestry.com “Dear Census Taker: Read the Instructions” by Amy Johnson Crow “It’s Greek to Me: What We Can Learn From the Rosetta Stone” by Amy Johnson Crow “What We Are Reading: July 18 Edition” by Amy Johnson Crow “Welcome to the Mountain State: West Virginia State Research Guide” by Anne Gillespie Mitchell “5 Things… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: July 13th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 14, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com “New State Research Guide: New Hampshire” by Juliana Smith “What We Are Reading: July 11 Edition” by Amy Johnson Crow “New Sources for Black Sheep, Part 2: California Prison Records” by Amy Johnson Crow “New Sources for Black Sheep, Part 1: New York Prison Records” by Amy Johnson Crow “Today is World… Read more

Genealogy Roadtrip: Do You Brake For Cemeteries?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 9, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Research

  This summer, you may venture out from behind your computer and into the sun to travel to the places that your ancestors lived and where they were buried. Cemeteries are great places to find information about your ancestors. Standing in front of the grave of those that have come before you can be a… Read more

Ask Ancestry Anne: Why Can’t I Find My World War II Veterans Records?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 2, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Military Records, Research

A question we hear a lot is: “I’ve searched and searched, but I can’t find records of my grandfather’s service in WWII. Am I doing something wrong?” Same for WWI, Korean War and Vietnam War records. You probably aren’t doing anything wrong. There’s a good chance the records may still be private or they may… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: June 30th Edition

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

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Murder Mysteries, Dickensian Conditions, Laughter and Tears by Brian Gallagher Welcome to the Gem State: Idaho State Research Guide by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Francis B. Griffin Imparts The Secret To a Long Life: “You Need To Relax” by Brian Gallagher Throwback Thursday Theme: At The Movies by Amy Johnson Crow Welcome to… Read more

Genealogy Roadtrip: 10 Tips for Researching at a Library or Archive

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on June 24, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

So where do genealogists go on vacations? The mountains? The beach?  Not a chance.  If we have our way, we go to archives, libraries, courthouses and cemeteries. Now if your family is with you and they’re not quite as obsessive about genealogy as you are (yes, oddly enough that happens), you might want to plan… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: June 23rd Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on June 23, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Five Things About the Port of San Francisco  by Juliana Smith Welcome to the Natural State: Arkansas State Research Guide  by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Throw Thursday Theme: Family Vacations by Juliana Smith Distributed Denial of Service Attack Neutralized Quaker Migration: Why Do You Want To Leave Me by Lisa Arnold Ports Beyond… Read more

Welcome to The Natural State: Arkansas State Research Guide

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on June 20, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Research

  Arkansas was admitted to the Union in 1836 as the 25th state. Here are five things you might not know about the Natural State: Diamonds were discovered in Murfreesboro in 1906; the diamond is the official state gem. Oil was discovered near the town of Smackover in 1920; the name Smackover is a variation of “Sumac… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: June 9th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on June 9, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Ask Ancestry Anne: Am I Related to Daniel Boone? by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Gonna Lay This Body Down: Quaker Funerals & Burials by Lisa Arnold Ancestry Mobile App Wins Appy Award Second Year in a Row Welcome to the Magnolia State: Mississippi State Research Guide by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Seventy Years Ago: D-Day! Did… Read more

Ask Ancestry Anne: Am I Related to Daniel Boone?

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

Question:  I am trying to find link to Daniel Boone. Apparently I am related. I would be a great++++++granddaughter. I have heard a lot of oral history from my paternal grandmother. Can you help? Barbara Answer:  There may be some truth to your grandmother’s stories.  The short answer is start with your own family and… Read more