It’s a Small World: Discovering a 5th Cousin at FGS 2014

Posted by Anna Swayne on September 10, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Recently at the annual Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference in San Antonio, Texas, I was giving a presentation on how best leverage AncestryDNA to break down brick walls within your research. I showed the audience my list of DNA matches and the best strategies to tackling them one by one. After the class a… Read more

Mary Berry of the “Great British Bake Off” discovers her family story on the next “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK)

Posted by Brian Gallagher on September 10, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

Star of the Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry is next to delve into her ancestry on tomorrow night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?     It turns out that baking is in Mary’s genes as she discovers that her ancestor Robert Houghton ran a bakery in Norwich. He ran the bakery for… Read more

The Soldiers’ Charity Frontline Walk

Posted by Brian Gallagher on September 9, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, In The Community, Military Records, United Kingdom

The Ancestry.co.uk Frontline Walk Mark the 100th anniversary of World War One Cover 100kms through France and Belgium See the battlefields of the Western Front Here at Ancestry we take great pride in our work. It is our mission to help people discover, preserve, and share their family history. As the world’s largest online family… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Round-Up: September 8 Edition

Posted by Juliana Smith on September 8, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Ask Ancestry Anne

Ancestry.com What We Are Reading: September 5th Edition by Amy Johnson Crow Welcome to the Tar Heel State! The North Carolina State Research Guide by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Throwback Thursday Topic: School Activities and Projects by Juliana Szucs Smith Preserve the Pensions: An Update from FGS 2014 by Amy Johnson Crow Spotlight: Texas State Genealogical… Read more

What We Are Reading: September 5 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on September 5, 2014 in In The Community

There were several lessons to be learned at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference last week. Among them: Write it down! Whether it’s writing about why you think that particular person is your third-great-grandfather or writing a timeline to organize your research, writing is crucial to everything we do in family history. It helps us… Read more

Cabot Creamery Encourages Families to Build Their Legacy, While Honoring Their Ancestry

Posted by Jessica Murray on September 5, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Between ballet class, soccer practice and busy work schedules, spending quality time as a family can be difficult. Cabot Creamery is inviting families to spend more time together and encouraging them to participate in activities that enrich their family legacy, such as giving back and cooking in the kitchen together. According to a survey by… Read more

Preserve the Pensions: An Update from FGS 2014

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on September 4, 2014 in In The Community, Military Records

Imagine the paperwork that your ancestor had to submit in order to receive a War of 1812 pension. That paperwork is filled with all sorts of information – things like names, dates, relationships, residences, and military service. Now imagine all of that valuable paperwork deteriorating, without being digitized. That’s what has been happening with the… Read more