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RootsTech 2012 Has Come and Gone

Posted by Crista Cowan on February 9, 2012 in Events, Social Media

I absolutely LOVE genealogy conferences. I love meeting new people and running into old friends. I love attending classes to learn new things. And, I love teaching classes where I get to watch people’s eyes light up with discovery. I love spending time in the Ancestry.com booth where I’m able to help people break through… Read more

Ancestry.com LIVE @ RootsTech 2012: Watch It Live for Free!

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 2, 2012 in Events, Social Media

Ancestry.com is going to RootsTech 2012 and we want you to join us. We will be Livestreaming during the entire event, streaming various presentations from February 2 – February 4. February 3, 2012 8:30 – 9:30 am Exabyte Social Clouds and Other Monstrosities Josh Coates 9:45 – 10:45 am Publish Your Genealogy Online Laura Prescott… Read more

Ancestry.com LIVE @ RootsTech 2012

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 2, 2012 in Social Media

Ancestry.com is going to RootsTech 2012 and we want you to join us. We will be Livestreaming during the entire event, streaming various presentations from February 2 – February 4. Watch the Livestream below: Schedule includes: February 2, 2011 Jack Reese – 3:45 pm EST (1:45 pm MST): Using Advanced Photographic Techniques to Recover Content… Read more

Got Pennsylvania Ancestors?

Did you catch this week’s Ancestry LIVE broadcast? We talked about Pennsylvania Vital records. We had over 400 people who joined us live in the broadcast and the chat afterwards. And, at last check, over 2,000 of you have watched the archived video on our YouTube channel. I guess Pennsylvania records are pretty important to… Read more

Ancestry.com Connects With Black Stone Cherry to Giveaway a Free Membership

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on January 19, 2012 in Social Media

For the Black Stone Cherry boys, their family tradition of music is “in their blood”. What tradition is in your family’s blood? Have you ever wanted to find out more about your family tree? In celebration of the release of Black Stone Cherry’s single “In My Blood”, Black Stone Cherry is giving away a year… Read more

Ancestry.com App Featured on Apple’s App Store

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 28, 2011 in Mobile, Social Media

The Ancestry.com app was just showcased on Apple’s App Store Facebook page! We are excited and honored to receive such recognition from Apple. The latest version of the Ancestry.com app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has been extensively updated. It now features Ancestry Hints – clues that make finding genealogy records for your ancestors… Read more

Happy Holidays from Ancestry.com

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 24, 2011 in Social Media

With the holidays in full swing, and Christmas only a day away, I’m sure everyone is preparing their home for a festive holiday, or possibly traveling to spend time with friends and family afar. Either way, the holidays are a time when we think of family, how important they are in our to us, and… Read more

CBS Show to Air Genealogy Episode on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 14, 2011 in Social Media

The Las Vegas crime lab is called into to process a victim where you would least expect. When a man is found mysteriously murdered in the home of one of their own, the Las Vegas crime lab scrambles to solve the case. When the victim turns out to be a genealogist, the case will reveal… Read more

Visiteurope.com Announces Winner in “Follow Your Roots: Visit Europe” Contest

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 9, 2011 in Social Media

The official grand prizewinner of the Follow Your Roots: Visit Europe contest, sponsored by visiteurope.com and Ancestry.com, was announced on December 9th following a weeklong judging round. Kyle Moore of Bloomsberg, PA was named the winner with his entry “Ida Marta – The Strength to Make a Better Life.” Kyle’s winning submission includes a photo… Read more

Ancestry.com LIVE: One Question with the Barefoot Genealogist

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 6, 2011 in Social Media

Join Ancestry’s own barefoot genealogist, Crista Cowan, as she shows you the answer to this week’s question: How do I find the maiden names of women in my family tree? The event will be happening today, December 6, @ 8 pm EST (5 pm PST). The broadcast will be aired on the Ancestry.com Livestream channel,… Read more

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