Advanced Research Tip: Always Cite Your Sources and What does that Mean Anyway?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 25, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Family History Month, Reference Desk

A source citation tells you where you found the information.  You remember those papers you wrote in college and high school and all the footnotes you wrote?  Yep.  Those things. I know what you are thinking…Really? Seriously?  You expect me to do that for my family tree? Yes. Two reasons: So you can find the Read More

What You Might Have Missed: October 21st Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 21, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Reference Desk

October is still Family History Month!   Make sure you don’t miss a thing — including these posts and videos from last week! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Getting Started With Mexican Family History Research New Content: Probates, School Girls, BMDs, and Airplane Snacks Getting Started With Italian Genealogy The Newly Evolved AncestryDNA – More Detail Means More Read More

What You Might Have Missed: October 14th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 14, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Reference Desk

October is still Family History Month!   Make sure you don’t miss a thing — including these posts and videos from last week! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Finding The One: The Search For Vital Records Meet The ProGenealogists Creating Ancestral Histories and Life Stories Major Milestones in Family History Ancestry Anne’s Top Ten Ways to Use Newspapers.com Read More

What You Might Have Missed: September 17th edition

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

Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Ancestry.com helps the authors of Empty Mansions uncover the surprising American story of Huguette Clark New Content: Nonconformists, Military Registers, Cali Marriages, and the Baker Roll Jim Parsons Finds Storied Ancestors from New Orleans to Read More

What You Might Have Missed: September 9th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 9, 2013 in Reference Desk

Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Trisha Yearwood: Calling All Winsletts What Do You Get When You Combine Cats, a Doll and Jump Rope Ancestry.com and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online Archives Expert Series Timelines as Genealogical Read More