Past Articles

The Family Historian’s Holiday

Posted by Bryony Partridge on August 8, 2016 in AncestryDNA, United Kingdom

Across many parts of the UK and Ireland, the first two weeks of August are known as the ‘builders holidays’. This is a time when construction sites across the country shut down as builders and their families head for the beaches of Bognor or Bundoran. August is a time for holidays. Assuming your family haven’t Read More

Second Cousins Are Magic

Posted by Dan Bodenheimer on July 22, 2016 in In The Community

“How in the world did you find those great old photos?” “I wish my family had photos like that.” “I’m so jealous, all our family photos were lost in the flood.” We all hear comments like this from time to time, and there really isn’t a good answer to them besides that well-practiced air of Read More

Fitzgerald Family Reunion Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Posted by Patricia Fitzgerald Adriance on July 21, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

This is a guest post by Patricia (Patty) Fitzgerald Adriance. Fifty consecutive years of the Fitzgerald family reunion! We knew what an incredible achievement this was so we asked Patty to share some lessons learned about hosting the reunions, plus, tips on how she gets the younger generations of her family excited about their family history. My father, Read More

Family history and the search for identity

Posted by Bryony Partridge on July 19, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Jerome de Groot teaches and researches at the University of Manchester. He writes about genealogy, popular history and public history. He has published several books including Consuming History (Routledge, 2016). You can follow him on Twitter at @deggy21. How does the past affect you in the present? Questions about our identity, our personalities, and our Read More