Join Us at The Angel Island Immigration Station Family History Day (2015)

Posted by Kristie Wells on July 2, 2015 in Events, In The Community

From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island (in the San Francisco Bay) was the site of an Immigration Station that functioned as the West Coast equivalent of Ellis Island. Records note about one million people went through the Angel Island Immigration Station (AIISF) and a majority of the immigrants were from Asian countries, such as China, Japan,… Read more

Join Ancestry at Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, June 4-7

Posted by Jessica Murray on June 3, 2015 in Events

We’re gearing up for one of Southern California’s largest genealogy conferences, the SoCal Genealogy Jamboree hosted June 4 – June 7 at Marriott Burbank Airport. The Ancestry staff will be in full force answering member questions at our booth and providing first-hand Ancestry knowledge in different sessions throughout the weekend. Here’s a short list of… Read more

Upcoming Ancestry Events: November 2014

Posted by Crista Cowan on November 4, 2014 in Events, Webinars

There is snow on the mountains here in Utah.  Hard to believe that fall is already winding down and winter is on its way.  The good news is that many of us will now be spending more time indoors.  And what better indoor activity than curling up with your laptop and doing a little family… Read more

#AncestryChat Returns: Family History Research in 140 Characters or Less

Posted by Jessica Murray on October 29, 2014 in Events

If you’re like us, you can’t get enough family history, whether it’s researching or learning new things to try. Since there are few things better than talking with others who feel the same way, we’re taking it to Twitter! Earlier this month, we reintroduced our real-time Twitter chat using the hashtag #AncestryChat. Based on your feedback,… Read more

Upcoming Ancestry Events: October 2014

Posted by Crista Cowan on October 1, 2014 in Events, Family History Month, Webinars

Here in the U.S., it is officially National Family History Month.  Fall is in full swing.  Crisp air.  Crunchy leaves.  The perfect weather for taphophiles (also known as cemetery enthusiasts).  We hope you’ll join us this month for our FindAGrave Community Day on October 18th. We’ve also got some great webinars, tweetchats, and family history… Read more

FGS 2014 Recap: Highlights from the Alamo City

Posted by Juliana Szucs on September 3, 2014 in Events, Juliana's Corner

Well, the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ (FGS) 2014 conference has ended and by now, the genealogists who descended on San Antonio are hopefully safely back at home. If they’re like me, they are more energized than ever to get back to researching their families. What a whirlwind week! Had lots of fun learning, exchanging ideas… Read more

Mark Your Calendars For Ancestry Events in Nashville, TN

Posted by Jessica Murray on August 11, 2014 in Events

Ancestry is thrilled to be hosting two exciting full-day events in Nashville, Tennessee on September 19 and 20. Ancestry Librarian’s Day Friday, September 19, 2014  9AM-5:30PM Ancestry Librarian’s Day on September 19 kicks off at the Nashville Public Library and is designed for librarians serving the genealogy community. Whether you’re brushing up on existing knowledge of Ancestry products or… Read more

Family History Conferences Offer Unique Learning and Networking Opportunities

Posted by Juliana Szucs on August 6, 2014 in Events, Juliana's Corner

With so much relating to genealogy on the Internet, and most of our correspondence being done via email, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, it is easy to forget how much fun it is to actually go out and meet our fellow family historians face-to-face.  Genealogical conferences offer this unique opportunity, as well as the chance to learn… Read more

Upcoming Ancestry.com Events: August 2014

Posted by Crista Cowan on August 1, 2014 in Events

Summer is heating up!  Think it’s too hot to spend time outside?  Me, too.  So, join us for a month full of webinars and events that you can enjoy from the air conditioned comfort of your home.  And, don’t forget to tune in to Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC every Wednesday night.… Read more

Librarians in Las Vegas: An ALA Wrap-up

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 4, 2014 in Events, In The Community

The American Library Association (ALA) had its annual conference this past weekend in Las Vegas. More than 18,000 librarians from across the United States and several foreign countries gathered for learning, networking, and seeing the latest and greatest from all types of vendors. Here are some of the things that I learned while at the… Read more