The Ireland that we dreamed of

Posted by Mike Mulligan on March 17, 2016 in Ireland

I first visited America in the 1990s when I went on holiday to Boston to visit my cousins.  Boston is a city I absolutely love and for an Irish person it can feel like a home away from home. During that first visit one of my cousins asked me if we had electricity in my home.… Read more

Do One Simple Thing To Save Your Favorite Heirloom

Posted by Denise May Levenick on March 16, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Whatever the age, condition, or value of your favorite family heirlooms, without a record of its past, your grand-dad’s pocket watch is just another family trinket. It’s a sad truth genealogists see far too often when it comes to family photos, documents, and memorabilia — without some documented history, our precious keepsakes are just “stuff.”… Read more

Ancestry Produkt-Update: Neue Stammbaumfarben

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 16, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

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 German. This post below is available in English and can be found here. Wir haben die Rückmeldungen unserer Kunden in den letzten Monaten sorgfältig aufgenommen und die… Read more

Exploring the Probate Records County by County

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on March 14, 2016 in Collections

In genealogy, it’s always a good idea to review what records are available for the specific locations we are researching. Probate records are no exception. Probate records vary not only from state to state, but also from county to county. How one county arranged its records might not be exactly the same as a neighboring… Read more

Ein Familiengeheimnis wird gelüftet und ein Buch entsteht

Posted by Anja Hellfritzsch on March 4, 2016 in Germany

Jede Familie hat ihre Geheimnisse Da stand ich nun und hielt unseren Familienstammbaum in der Hand. In vielen Stunden unermüdlicher Recherche hatte ich all die Daten zusammengetragen. Ich konnte stolz sein, hatte ich doch einige Zweige beachtlich weit zurückverfolgt. Aber irgendwie wollte sich das Glücksgefühl nicht so richtig einstellen. Immer wieder fiel mein Blick auf einen… Read more

Family Tree Maker Is Updated and Shipping

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 2, 2016 in Family Tree Maker

Since our last announcement about Software MacKiev acquiring Family Tree Maker, we’re excited to let you know that Software MacKiev has officially begun shipping updated versions of Family Tree Maker Windows 2014 and Mac 3. This is a free update for current users of the 2014 / Mac 3 versions. With this, you will have… Read more

5-Minute Find: Using the Sons of American Revolution Applications

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on March 2, 2016 in Collections

The Sons of the American Revolution is a lineage society for men who descend from a patriot of the Revolutionary War. Ancestry is home to a rich collection of applications to the organization that detail lineage to Revolutionary War patriots. In this video, Amy Johnson Crow shares helpful tips for effectively using this collection. Tune in below: Armed with Amy’s… Read more