More Information on Family Tree Maker Desktop Software

Posted by Kendall Hulet on December 9, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family Tree Maker, United Kingdom

Following the last Family Tree Maker desktop software announcement, we’ve seen your outpouring of comments, questions and the concerns you have raised. I’ve read through many of your comments personally, and I want you to know that we truly value you as customers and your feedback. Here are three key things I’d like to re-assure… Read more

Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software

Posted by Kendall Hulet on December 8, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family Tree Maker, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom

Ancestry is proud to have made a significant investment this year to bring valuable new content and records to the Ancestry site. In 2015, we’ve made 220 million searchable historical records from Mexico available, more than 170 million pages from the largest collection of U.S. will and probate records, among others. We’ve also introduced new… Read more

Adoptee Celebrates AncestryDNA Results with “Reveal Party”

Posted by Jessica Murray on December 3, 2015 in Site

As the adopted daughter to a European father and American mother, Nicole absorbed all the traditions of her family like making Polish pierogies around the holidays (her adopted mother’s tradition), and celebrating her father’s Swiss heritage throughout the year. Growing up in Northwest Indiana, her adopted parents never hid the truth of Nicole’s adoption. She had little… Read more

Cinco errores que evitar al investigar tu historia familiar

Posted by Jessica Murray on December 1, 2015 in Mexico

As we expand globally, Ancestry is committed to offering our educational content in multiple languages so we’re beginning to offer several of our most popular blog posts in Spanish. This post below is available in English and can be found here. ¡Todos cometemos errores! La clave del éxito en la investigación de la historia familiar,… Read more

How to Estimate a Date of Death With a Will

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on December 1, 2015 in Research

Death records are one of the things that we want to find for each ancestor. However, there are times when that record doesn’t exist.  (Don’t you hate it when an ancestor dies before that state started keeping death records?!) If you can’t find a death record and his or her tombstone hasn’t been found or… Read more

Exploring the Scottish Calendar of Confirmations

Posted by Chris Paton on November 30, 2015 in Collections, Guest Bloggers, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ancestry’s new database, Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936, is a fantastic resource that can help you to discover whether your Caledonian ancestors left estate behind after they passed away. If so, it will allow you to identify which court granted ‘confirmation’ (the Scottish equivalent of ‘probate’), the names of any… Read more