The Genealogist’s Toolkit: Beyond Ancestry.com

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 9, 2013 in Family History Month

Last week, we provided the ‘Genealogist’s Toolkit’ to help get you started as a family history researcher. We went back to our genealogy expert, Juliana Smith, and asked her to provide additional resources that you should consider, and love the list she came back with. While these may not be considered your typical genealogy tools, you’d be surprised how… Read more

Ancestry Anne’s Top Ten Free Data Collections on Ancestry.com

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 7, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Ask Ancestry Anne, Family History Month

Don’t you just love the word Free? It’s one of my favorites! So just to start the week off right here are 10 free data collections on Ancestry.com.  You have to be registered, but not a subscriber. 1880 Census.  This is the first census where the U.S Government decided to record relationship to head of… Read more

Ancestry Anne’s Top Ten Rules for Growing Your Family Tree

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 4, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Family History Month

When I first started my tree on Ancestry.com, well, I made a big mess.  I mean a big mess!  Way too many people, relationships that didn’t make sense.  Confusion as far as the eye could see.  I have since learned my lesson, and here are ten rules I wish I had known when I got… Read more

The Genealogist’s Toolkit

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 3, 2013 in Family History Month, Research

Like a good craftsman, a genealogist needs to have the right tools to get the job done. Not having the proper resources or even knowing a resource exists can cause a lot of headaches and be a waste of your time researching a dead end. We asked Ancestry.com resident expert Juliana Smith for a list of resources to help make… Read more

Things To Do Before You Start Building Your Online Tree

Posted by Pam Velazquez on October 1, 2013 in Family History Month, Research

So you’re about to start your online family tree – well first of all, welcome! Genealogy can be an intellectually challenging hobby, but when done correctly, it will be rewarding for you and your family for generations to come. Now, where exactly should you start? Do you head to the search page of Ancestry.com to… Read more

Celebrate Family History Month with Ancestry.com!

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 30, 2013 in Collections, Events, Family History Month, Research

  Each October, genealogy enthusiasts come together to celebrate ‘Family History Month’ – a time to focus on inspiring people to discover, preserve, and share their family heritage while also making new memories with loved ones. “It is only natural that we want to find out more about our ancestors, and what a better way to… Read more