New Ancestry.com iPhone Application Gives Access to Your Tree on the Go

Posted by Heather Erickson on January 19, 2010 in News, Site Features, Website

You asked for an iPhone® application that gives you access to your Ancestry.com tree, and we heard you loud and clear.  I’m excited to announce that we have launched the Ancestry.com Tree To Go iPhone app. Whether you’re scouring the research library or getting together to share family stories with relatives, you’ll never miss a Read More

Join Ancestry.com in Boston for Family History Day 2010!

Posted by on January 7, 2010 in News

Are you getting the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription? Need ideas to help you grow and organize your family tree? If so, don’t miss Family History Day 2010 — Boston Saturday, February 20, 2010 – 8 am to 4 pm Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts Ancestry.com and the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Read More

President Obama and Financial Investor Warren Buffett Related

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 15, 2009 in News

President Barack Obama and Warren Buffett are 7th cousins, 3 times removed. Family history experts at Ancestry.com discovered the relation and determined that the men are related through a 17th-century Frenchman named Mareen Duvall – Pres. Obama’s 9th great-grandfather and Buffett’s 6th great-grandfather. Duvall was born in France and came to Maryland in the mid-1600s. Once in Read More

Join Ancestry.com This Week at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference

Posted by Heather Erickson on September 2, 2009 in News

As a reminder, don’t forget to join Ancestry.com in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference for four days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more. 2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference September 2–5, 2009 Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Free Track of Ancestry.com Read More

Ancestry.com Bringing High-Speed Scanners to FGS 2009

Posted by on August 27, 2009 in News

Ancestry.com is excited to provide attendees of the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ family history conference (September 2-5 in Little Rock, Arkansas) the opportunity to have their family records scanned, for free, on high–speed scanners. We are bringing two scanners to the conference, and attendees can sign up for up to 15-min sessions to have their family history Read More

American Baby Names are ‘All in the Family’

Posted by Ancestry Team on August 27, 2009 in News

It turns out the trend of keeping baby names ‘all in the family’ is more popular than you might think. We were curious to see how many parents turned to their family tree for inspiration when choosing a baby name, so we conducted an independent survey to find out. Check out what we learned: Nearly half of Read More

Join Ancestry.com this weekend at the Salt Lake Family History Expo

Posted by on August 25, 2009 in News

Join Ancestry.com at the Salt Lake Family History Expo for two days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more.   2009 Salt Lake Family History Expo August 28–29, 2009, 8 am–6 pm South Towne Exposition Center, Sandy, Utah  Expo Classes – Expo registration required to attend You can register online to attend Read More

Don’t Miss Ancestry.com in Salt Lake City!

Posted by on July 30, 2009 in News

Join Ancestry.com at the Salt Lake Family History Expo for two days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more.  2009 Salt Lake Family History Expo August 28-29, 2009, 8 am-6 pm South Towne Exposition Center, Sandy, Utah  Expo Classes – Expo registration required to attend Register today to attend both days of Read More

Ancestry.com Launches One of the Most Comprehensive Collections of Caribbean Slave Records

Posted by Heather Erickson on July 16, 2009 in Collections, News

We are excited to announce, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Social History Associates (VISHA), the launch of a significant online collection of Caribbean slave records detailing nearly 200 years of St. Croix-Virgin Islands history. These St. Croix African Roots Project records will help tens of thousands of people trace their ancestral roots, some to Read More