Something New To Try When Using Ancestry.com in the Library

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on March 20, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Reference Desk

Did you know that Ancestry.com is available for free in thousands of libraries in the U.S? You can’t create a tree, or post messages on message boards. You can’t sit in your jammies and work on your family (please don’t sit in your jammies in the library!). You can’t work until 3am in the morning.… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: January 6th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on January 6, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

Welcome to 2014! Before we dive into the new year, make sure you didn’t miss anything from the end of last year! Blog Posts Ancestry.com 6 Resolutions to Get Your Family History on Track in 2014 Happy Birthday, Alaska! What You Might Have Missed in 2013 What Did You Discover in 2013? Spotlight: Three American… Read more

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus…

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 19, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Reference Desk

I bet you’ve said the phrase before, or at least heard it: “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.” In 1897,  a little girl named Virginia wrote to the New York Sun asking if there was indeed a Santa Claus.  Her father told her that if the Sun says there is one, then there is… Read more

Preserve your Photos and Documents Like an Expert!

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 17, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Ask Ancestry Anne, Reference Desk, Research

You’ve found that image or document that reveals a great story or confirms that missing clue you needed, and you want to make sure it is saved for generations to come. What is the best way to save and preserve your images? I asked Sabrina Petersen, Director of Global Imaging here at Ancestry.com, and she… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: December 16th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 16, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Ask Ancestry Anne, Reference Desk

The holidays are upon us.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Happy 195th (or 142nd?) Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln! Just Released: Family Tree Maker Mac 3! Hunger Games Author’s Ties to Indiana Give Your Research As A Gift Do… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: December 9th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 9, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

The holidays are upon us.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com December7, 1941 Through Your Ancestors’ Eyes Sima de los Huesos Produces Another DNA Gem Collection Spotlight: Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll Ask Ancestry Anne: Your Top 5 Questions… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: December 2nd Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 2, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Daughters of Utah Pioneers What Kind of Beard Did Your Ancestor Sport? Thanksgivukkah and Family History Every Picture Contains a Story New Content: Vets, Criminals, Immigrants, and Engineers… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: November 25 edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on November 25, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

Where did last week go?  Here is what you might have missed around the Ancestry.com world. Blog Posts Ancestry.com Two Historical Anniversaries This Week Collection Spotlight: WWII United News Newsreels Ancestry.com Family History Wiki [VIDEO] Looking Back at the Assassination of President John F Kennedy in New Online Historical Record Collection Why You Need to… Read more

What We Might Have Missed: November 18th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on November 18, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

Where did last week go?  Here is what you might have missed around the Ancestry.com world. Blog Posts Ancestry.com Using the Ancestry.com Card Catalog [VIDEO] New Content: Census of Canada Index, TX Weddings, NC Cherokee, Pension Records AncestryDNA Can Take You On A Historical Adventure Ancestry.com: Inc. Hire Power Award Honoree Native American Records LIVE… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: November 11th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on November 11, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Reference Desk

We are already into November — where did this year go?  Where did last week go?  Here is what you might have missed around the Ancestry.com world. Blog Posts Ancestry.com Your Ancestors Are Waiting, They Have Stories To Tell For You Comic Fans: Stan Lee’s Family Tree (Autographed) The Fold3 Honor Wall Going Beyond The… Read more