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

Ask Ancestry Anne: How Do I Share All The Great Finds I’ve Made?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on May 7, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Ask Ancestry Anne

Question: We’ve found a couple of potential cousins and would like to share our family tree.  We’d like to know how to do this. Many thanks, Allan Davidson Answer:  Great question!  Sharing your tree, either private or public, with relatives who are not on Ancestry.com allows you to share your finds and maybe it will… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: April 28th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on April 28, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Ancestry.com How Your DNA Can Create Aha Moments by Stephen Baloglu More Than Snow and Maple Syrup: Researching in Vermont by Amy Johnson Crow Today is DNA Day! A Day of Discovery by Anna Swayne What War Did My Ancestor Serve In? by Anne Gillespie Mitchell It’s Earth Day! How Did the Earth… Read more

What War Did My Ancestor Serve In?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on April 23, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Military Records

You know you should look for military records for your ancestor, but what war did he serve in? Our friends over at Fold3 created this handy little infographic to use as a rule of thumb. There are exceptions to every rule, but this will get you started!   If you want to dig a little… Read more

It’s Earth Day! How Did the Earth Determine Where Your Ancestor Lived?

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

I’m willing to bet at least some of your ancestors were farmers. Their livelihood, their ability to feed their children, to clothe themselves — it all depended on the earth. And it depended on the type of earth.  All soil is not created equal, and not all soil is used to grow the same things.… Read more