How the 19th Century’s 1 Percent Lived Large

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 9, 2015 in Family History Month

When it comes to luxurious living, the upper crust of the late 1800s make today’s “1 percent” seem modest by comparison. Even though modern necessities like indoor plumbing and flush toilets were just starting to make their appearances, the 19th century elite enjoyed luxuries that are still astounding (or confounding) more than a century later. Read More

Welcome to October Family History Month 2015

Posted by Jessica Murray on October 1, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Contest, Events, Family History Month, Find A Grave, United Kingdom

Here at Ancestry, we’re celebrating the month of October in a BIG way as October is Family History Month! We have a series of educational posts focused on a day in the life of your ancestor that will be shared throughout the month, including great pieces from guest contributors. We will also be hosting several giveaways on our social Read More

Join Us For Find A Grave’s Community Day on October 17th!

Posted by Jessica Murray on September 21, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family History Month, Find A Grave, In The Community, United Kingdom

We’re bringing Find A Grave Community Day back! Last year was an amazing success thanks to you, our incredible volunteers, who visited over 100 cemeteries and contributed more than 250,000 photos on the days leading up to, and on, Find A Grave Community Day 2014. In hopes of beating the 2014 record, we are hosting 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

Throwback Thursday: Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Jessica Murray on December 18, 2014 in Holidays

It seems like every year there’s a long list of the season’s hottest toys and most desirable gifts to give your loved ones. That got us thinking, what were the most sought-after gifts in the late 19th century-early 20th century? Since Santa hasn’t brought us that time machine we asked for, we need to be 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