The new season of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) continues with Brian Blessed

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 13, 2014 in Celebrity, United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

  Actor and adventurer Brian Blessed is next up in the new season of  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. He is not looking for crowns or prizes in his past, but he is looking for humanity.   “The greatest dramas are about ordinary people, ordinary relationships. That is where you learn so much,… Read more

AncestryDNA Delivers Up A Few Ethnicity Surprises

Posted by Anna Swayne on August 12, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Didn’t know you had Spanish in your family? If your AncestryDNA results delivered up a few ethnicity regions you weren’t expecting, it’s alright. It happens. This portion of your DNA results can provide you insight into where in the world your ancestors came from 500-1000+ years ago. DNA is helping connect the dots. How is… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Roundup: August 11th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on August 11, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Family History Conferences Offer Unique Learning and Networking Opportunities by Juliana Szucs Smith AncestryDNA: You Can Now Share Your DNA Results by Anna Swayne The new season of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) opens with Julie Walters by Brian Gallagher The White Glove Debate Continued: What’s Up With the Purple Gloves? by Amy Johnson Crow… Read more

Mark Your Calendars For Ancestry Events in Nashville, TN

Posted by Jessica Murray on August 11, 2014 in Events

Ancestry is thrilled to be hosting two exciting full-day events in Nashville, Tennessee on September 19 and 20. Ancestry Librarian’s Day Friday, September 19, 2014  9AM-5:30PM Ancestry Librarian’s Day on September 19 kicks off at the Nashville Public Library and is designed for librarians serving the genealogy community. Whether you’re brushing up on existing knowledge of Ancestry products or… Read more

Painful Memories and Warm Embraces in Episode Five of Long Lost Family.

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 9, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, In The Community, Long Lost Family, United Kingdom

Last week’s episode of Long Lost Family was probably the most emotional yet. But it doesn’t stop there. This week Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell worked tirelessly to reunite more long-separated families. In episode five we’ll witness two reunions that are healing the pain of the past. Sheila Thomas and Jacqui Denton Growing up in London, Sheila was… Read more

What We Are Reading: August 8 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 8, 2014 in In The Community

It’s the dog days of summer. Sounds like the perfect time to grab a cool drink, find a shady spot, and do some reading. If you have an Internet connection in that shady spot, check out some of the things we’ve been reading this week. (And if you don’t have wifi out there, go back… Read more

5 Things You Might Not Know About Wyoming

Posted by Juliana Smith on August 8, 2014 in Research

Here are five things you might not have known about Wyoming, the Equality State. 1. In 1869, Wyoming became the first territory to grant suffrage to women. 2. J.C. Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1902. 3. Although Wyoming ranks 10th in the nation in size, it ranks 50th in population. 4.… Read more