Ancestry.com Blog » Between the Leaves http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry The official blog of Ancestry.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:39:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 Between the Leaves: Pet Projectshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/09/11/between-the-leaves-pet-projects/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=between-the-leaves-pet-projects http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/09/11/between-the-leaves-pet-projects/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:57:28 +0000 Jessica Murray http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=20440 Read more]]> A few months ago we launched a Google+ Hangouts series with professional genealogists Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith. The Between the Leaves hangout is an informal and, hopefully, educational conversation where they share their methods, stories and passion for family history research.

Today we asked the ladies, “What pet projects or favorite research topics are you working on?”

Many of us have a particular moment in history that inspires us to learn more. Amy Johnson Crow has an interest in researching Civil War records of the U.S. Colored Troops, while Anne Gillespie Mitchell loves to research rural textile mills throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Learn more about the passion projects for each of our genealogists in the video below.

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Do you have any pet projects you’re currently working on? Share with us in the comments below!

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Between The Leaves: Phone Calls From Heavenhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/08/19/between-the-leaves-phone-calls-from-heaven/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=between-the-leaves-phone-calls-from-heaven http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/08/19/between-the-leaves-phone-calls-from-heaven/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:24:23 +0000 Jessica Murray http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=19656 Read more]]> Our Between the Leaves hangout is an informal, and hopefully educational, conversation hosted by professional genealogists Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith. We ask them questions and they share their personal experience with us all.

This week we asked the the ladies: “If you could speak to one ancestor, who would it be, and what would you ask?”

Who hasn’t wished they could reach out to a distant ancestor and ask that one question that would help them overcome their brick wall? As the ladies note, it’s hard to settle on just one ancestor but why they would connect with one ancestor over another was interesting to hear.

Visit our YouTube page directly to see all of the Between The Leaves episodes, or watch the latest video below:

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Between the Leaves: Conferences and Offline Resourceshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/31/between-the-leaves-conferences-and-offline-resources/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=between-the-leaves-conferences-and-offline-resources http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/31/between-the-leaves-conferences-and-offline-resources/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 15:57:22 +0000 Pam Velazquez http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17468 Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith discuss the importance of conferences and other events as well as their favorite offline resources.

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Introducing ‘Between the Leaves: An Ancestry.com Hangout’http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/16/introducing-between-the-leaves-an-ancestry-com-hangout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=introducing-between-the-leaves-an-ancestry-com-hangout http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/05/16/introducing-between-the-leaves-an-ancestry-com-hangout/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 21:46:52 +0000 Pam Velazquez http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=17132 We asked several of our genealogists to share how they got started in family history. Here is what Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith had to say.

 

 

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