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Finding Family During Ancestry Day Philadelphia

Posted by Anna Swayne on March 20, 2014 in AncestryDNA, In The Community

Last weekend a few of us attended Ancestry Day Philadelphia. We spent the whole day talking about all things Ancestry including AncestryDNA. I mentioned my Swayne connection in the area as my first Swayne’s came to Pennsylvania and lived in Chester County for many years. And as luck would have it (after all this was… Read more

The 52 Ancestors Challenge

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on January 10, 2014 in In The Community, Stories

I write about genealogy as part of my job. So what’s something I do in my off hours? Write about genealogy. Last fall, I decided to take a look at how I was doing my personal blogging and launched No Story Too Small. As the name implies, all of the stories that we find about… Read more

Recipes from Our Community

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 20, 2013 in In The Community

Over the past week you have been sending in your recipes and stories of your family’s culinary delights, and here are a few of our favorites: Martha M. and her Grandmother’s Czech Walnut Tarts “My Grandfather had a favorite black walnut tree grove.  He would gather all the walnuts in a gunnysack and bring them… Read more

The Love of Hockey Runs In The Family

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 27, 2013 in In The Community, Stories

It is great when you can find a shared passion with one of your ancestors – like when the 1940 census shows your grandfather owned a bakery and it makes sense as you love to eat cookies, or your 3x great-grandmother working as a seamstress and you happen to be handy sewing a rogue button… Read more

It’s Back To School Time!

Posted by Kristie Wells on August 8, 2013 in In The Community

We just completed a special project in the San Francisco office today … putting together back-to-school kits consisting of pens, pencils, highlighters, post-its, and binders for 6th graders at Visitacion Valley Middle School. It is one of the many ways tries to give back to the various communities we serve, online – and off.… Read more

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