Eastern European Expert Lisa Alzo Shares Tips on Researching Eastern European Ancestry

Posted by Jessica Murray on May 18, 2016 in Expert Connect

Eastern European expert Lisa Alzo dispels a few common myths surrounding Eastern European family history research and discusses her new projects which include a new book and her website, Immersion Genealogy. Here are some of the online resources Lisa shared: Ancestry Databases Czech Republic Bulgaria Russia Hungary Poland Romania Yugoslavia Czech National Archives Polish National Archives Google Translate… Read more

Maps Can Reveal More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by Jessica Murray on May 9, 2016 in Expert Connect

As family historians, maps are among the most visually interesting records we can use in our day-to-day research. Maps can help us discover a pattern in movements across county or state boundaries, and help us better understand the geography of a particular area. Certified Genealogists, Pamela Boyer Sayre and Rick Sayre share why maps can reveal… Read more

Why U.S. Military Pension Records May Unlock Clues with Loretta Evans

Posted by Jessica Murray on April 26, 2016 in Expert Connect

Loretta Evans, AG ® specializes in researching the Midwestern United States. We had the pleasure of interviewing her recently about U.S. military pension records. Tune in below to see why pensions are among the richest family history records and learn about some of the often-overlooked details that can be found in military pension files. Search Ancestry’s… Read more

Family Historians: Don’t Overlook Bureau of Land Management Records

Posted by Jessica Murray on April 5, 2016 in Expert Connect

We caught up with researcher Michelle Goodrum at Rootstech and asked to her to share her expertise in using Bureau of Land Management (BLM) records for family history research. Michelle blogs over at The Turning of Generations and in this video, she tells us why BLM records are so valuable and shares tips on how to best search… Read more

Meet The ProGenealogists

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 11, 2013 in Expert Connect, Family History Month, Research

When you think of genealogists, do you think of The Jimmy Kimmel Show? As recognized experts in the field of genealogy, the professionals at ProGenealogists have authored books and articles, spoken at conferences in several countries, and made several TV appearances on Who Do You Think You Are?, CBS This Morning, CNN’s Starting Point and,… Read more

Discovering true age of grandmother on Expert Connect

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 24, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Expert Connect

As the Ancestry.com – Expert Connect service celebrates its first anniversary since launching on June 24, 2009, we wanted to share Kathy Morrissey’s story of how she found her grandmother’s true age, a family mystery, and passed that along to her mother.  Expert Connect is an online tool available on Ancestry.com that links you to hundreds… Read more

Expert Connect helps track down unknown Grandfather’s history

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 27, 2010 in Expert Connect

Ancestry.com started the Expert Connect service nearly a year ago.  For those of you that aren’t aware, Expert Connect is an online tool available on Ancestry.com that will link you to hundreds of experienced genealogists who can assist you with your research goals. We recently talked with Willard Edison, an Ancestry.com customer and a security supervisor… Read more

How Do You Find 5,000 Cousins?

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on October 19, 2009 in Ancestry Magazine, Expert Connect

I can count my first cousins on one hand and still have a thumb to spare. So when author and family historian Crista Cowan told me how many living cousins she had tracked down in the course of just a handful of years, I was floored. Crista would have needed nearly 1,000 of my hands… Read more

Get help from experts at Expert Connect

Posted by Todd Godfrey on June 25, 2009 in Expert Connect

We have just launched the beta version of a new service called Expert Connect. This new service connects Ancestry.com members and visitors with some of the world’s best independent professional genealogists and local researchers. The initial services available include: Record Pickup – Hire a researcher in another state or country to visit a specific archive, collect… Read more