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Follow Your Roots & Visit Europe

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 25, 2011 in Social Media

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, families are encouraged to reflect on the traditions passed down through generations. Whether your family traveled to the “New World” decades ago or recently immigrated to the US, the customs and memories of those who came before us are strongly tied to Thanksgiving. What better way to honor your… Read more Introduces Sticky Notes

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 23, 2011 in Social Media

Your family history is part of you. And now, is taking one of the most important elements of your search and featuring them in a new home, Sticky Notes. This newly released blog is meant to compliment our already established blog and be more of a place where you can share and discover stories… Read more

Follow Your Roots to Europe with a New Contest from

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 11, 2011 in Social Media

Have you ever dreamed of discovering your roots and visiting the country of your ancestors? Now might be your chance if you are the winner of the Follow Your Roots: Visit Europe contest, sponsored by and Entering the contest is simple: just submit a family photo and description of the person(s) in the… Read more

Ancestry Day in San Francisco 2011

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 8, 2011 in Social Media

This past Saturday, and the California Genealogical Society brought you Ancestry Day in San Francisco 2011, a day to discover and celebrate your family history. The exciting event helped a number of attendees start or hone their genealogical skills with informative classes, expert consultations and more. There were dozens of classes that covered a… Read more LIVE: One Question with the Barefoot Genealogist – Tips to Searching Through Passenger Lists

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 8, 2011 in Social Media

Join Ancestry’s own barefoot genealogist, Crista Cowan, as she shows you the answer to this week’s question: I’m trying to trace my immigrant grandparents in the early 1900s, what are some tricks to finding them in the passenger lists? The event will be happening today, November 8, @ 1 pm EST (10 am PST). The… Read more LIVE: Ancestry Day in San Francisco 2011

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 5, 2011 in Social Media and the California Genealogical Society are presenting Ancestry Day in San Francisco on Saturday, November 5. While the event has sold out, you can still get a peek at the excitement by watching our LiveStream feed from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (PDT) on the day of the event. And stay tuned: we’ll even… Read more

Honor Your Heroes, Discover Their Stories this Veteran’s Day

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 1, 2011 in Social Media

Veteran’s Day is a time when honoring our military veterans becomes a ritual that everyone takes part in. And now, at, we are allowing you to do so and share it with the world on our Honoring Our Heroes Facebook application. Every day, helps people learn about the military veterans in their family… Read more

Day of the Dead

Posted by Crista Cowan on October 31, 2011 in Social Media, Stories

I’ve always loved Halloween. The candy. The silly costumes. The candy. The great Autumn decorations. Did I mention the candy? Maybe I love Halloween because my birthday is the very next day. Maybe it’s because I’ve always had a fascination with dead people. I was raised in California where many of our Mexican friends and… Read more LIVE: Lorraine’s 5 Tips for Online Grave Digging

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on October 31, 2011 in Social Media

Headstones and cemeteries can hold valuable details but visiting them in person isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Join ProGenealogist’s Lorraine Bourne as she shows you how to dig up details ranging from where your ancestor is buried to what his or her tombstone looks like – all without leaving your house! You’ll get… Read more

Join Family History Expert Juliana Smith TONIGHT as She Answers Your Questions in a Live TweetChat!

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on October 27, 2011 in Social Media

Have you always wanted to ask a family history expert a question about your own genealogy research? Now’s your chance! Join family history expert Juliana Smith in an TweetChat. Using TweetChat, Juliana will answer questions about how to successfully discover your family history both in real time and from previously submitted questions. All you… Read more

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