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

Seventy Years Ago: D-Day! Did You Know It Was Reported Early?

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

Seventy years ago today, Allied forces stormed the beaches at Normandy in the D-Day invasion. But how did our ancestors learn about it? What was going on at home? On June 5th, the day before the troops landed at Normandy, the liberation of Rome was the news that greeted those who picked up the paper… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: June 2nd Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on June 2, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Don’t Miss Out: Enter For A Chance To Win Our Branch Out Contest! by Pam Velazquez Going to the Chapel and We’re Gonna Get Married. No Preacher Required by Lisa  Arnold Upcoming Ancestry.com Events: June 2014 by Crista Cowan New Wisconsin State Research Guide by Juliana Smith Honoring the Dead: What Military… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: May 27th Edition

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

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Remembering Cemetery Day by Paul Rawlins Turn on AMC: A Couple Family History Takeaways by Juliana Smith Finding Ocean State Ancestors: Rhode Island Research Guide by Amy Johnson Crow Throwback Thursday Theme: Mother Nature and the Weather by Juliana Smith Quaker Calendars & Dates: In Just Two Days, Tomorrow Will be Yesterday… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: May 19th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on May 19, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Read the Description and Improve Your Research, by Amy Johnson Crow Welcome to the Bluegrass State: Kentucky State Research Guide, by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Throwback Thursdays: Family History Style, by Juliana Smith Should You Go Fast and Far? Or Slow and Sure? by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Fancy a Pint at the Cod… Read more

Should You Go Fast and Far? Or Slow and Sure?

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

For Mother’s Day, I wrote a post about taking your tree back as far as you can go on your matrilineal line:  I Can Take My Tree All The Way Back to Eve. How Far Does Your Matrilineal Line Go? Some who saw the headline for the post thought I meant Adam and Eve from the Bible.… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: May 12th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on May 12, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com I Can Take My Tree All The Way Back To Eve. How Far Does Your Matrilineal Line Go? by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Regina Carter Melds Music and Family in ‘Southern Comfort’ by Pam Velazquez Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes, and Perhaps Your Ancestors?  by Juliana Smith Case Study: Census, Civil Registration, Parish… Read more

I Can Take My Tree All The Way Back To Eve. How Far Does Your Matrilineal Line Go?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on May 11, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

I can take my tree back to Eve along my matrilineal line. Your matrilineal line starts with your mother and follows her mother and then her mother. No, I don’t have any documentation that takes me back to Eve of Adam and Eve (I knew what you were thinking!), but I can get back to my… Read more

How I Am Related to Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on May 10, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

  On May 10, 1863, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died after being mortally wounded by his own men on May 2nd at the Battle of Chancellorsville. North and South Carolina reserve May 10 as Confederate Memorial Day in his honor.  (Many Southern states have a Confederate Memorial Day — it varies from state to state.) Now… Read more