Fathers Paving the Way: Birds of Passage

Posted by Juliana Szucs on June 18, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

You could hear the emotion in her voice as Lillian Galletta told Janet Levine of the National Park Service about her arrival at Ellis Island in 1928. We were in this big room, very large room, and they called your name out. And when they called Galletta, my father came running through the turnstile, and… Read more

Forged In Steel

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 17, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

This is a guest post by Lisa Alzo, M.F.A.  For more than 40 years, my paternal grandfather, John Alzo, would wake up, have two soft-boiled eggs with toast and a bit of coffee served in his favorite blue-and-white porcelain mug, pull on his workpants, shirt, and safety shoes, and walk the 15 minutes from his… Read more

Ireland and New Zealand feature in tonight’s episode of Long Lost Family. (UK)

Posted by Brian Gallagher on June 17, 2015 in Long Lost Family, Stories, United Kingdom

It is Long Lost Family time again. Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell travel the world to reunite separated families. This week the Long Lost Family team features two stories which explore the feelings of abandonment. Peter Gunn has struggled to come to terms with the decision his mother made to give him up for adoption. Adopted at just… Read more

The Wonders of DNA

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 12, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Ross Curtis, Ph.D., Computational Biologist for AncestryDNA My family has been doing family history for 150 years. Do I really need a DNA test? — LoAnne Dear LoAnne, If you are blessed to have a well-researched, extensive family tree, constructed on a solid foundation of detailed documentation, you may… Read more

Now Connect to Your DNA Cousins in Canada and Australia

Posted by Anna Swayne on June 10, 2015 in AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA is now available in Australia and Canada. The AncestryDNA database has grown to more than 850,000 people, and now that the test is available in Australia and Canada it will grow even faster, with new possibilities for discovering cousins on both sides of the world. Here are four reasons to be excited about these… Read more

Time for tea and tissues as we travel from Scotland to Croatia in tonight’s episode of ‘Long Lost Family’.

Posted by Brian Gallagher on June 10, 2015 in Long Lost Family, United Kingdom

  Episode two of Long Lost Family features two heart-breaking stories of missed opportunities — a mother who, having given up her daughter for fostering, had the chance to have her back again, but chose for her daughter’s sake to give her up for a second time; and a man searching for the father who has… Read more

AncestryDNA is Now Available in Canada

Posted by Kristie Wells on June 9, 2015 in AncestryDNA, Canada

One simple DNA test opens a world of new discoveries. By combining the latest advancements in DNA science with the world’s largest online family history resource, AncestryDNA can tell all kinds of amazing stories – including yours. You might be surprised to find out how rich your ethnic roots are. The AncestryDNA test looks at more… Read more