From Rags to Khaki Britches

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 21, 2015 in Research

This article was originally published in Ancestry Magazine. From khaki to camo, we look for visual clues to recognize members of America’s military today. But historically, to what extent did the clothes make the military man and woman? Dressed for Success? Every upstart needs a good defense—America included. So when the fledgling colonies were struggling to… Read more

Join Us For Find A Grave’s Community Day on October 17th!

Posted by Jessica Murray on September 21, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family History Month, Find A Grave, In The Community, United Kingdom

We’re bringing Find A Grave Community Day back! Last year was an amazing success thanks to you, our incredible volunteers, who visited over 100 cemeteries and contributed more than 250,000 photos on the days leading up to, and on, Find A Grave Community Day 2014. In hopes of beating the 2014 record, we are hosting… Read more

New Collection: UK Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy (1824-1910)

Posted by Bryony Partridge on September 14, 2015 in Collections, United Kingdom

More than 340,000 historic Merchant Navy apprentice records have been published online for the first time – shedding light on life at sea during the 19th and 20th centuries. Historic records detail apprentices and their masters in the Merchant Navy  Collection features famous ships such as the RMS Britannia and the Cutty Sark, which can… Read more

Family Traditions and Memories from the Kitchen

Posted by Jocelyn Delk Adams on September 12, 2015 in Guest Bloggers

This is a guest post by Jocelyn Delk-Adams, author of “Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories” published by Agate Surrey. Each recipe in my family is like a piece of fabric. When sewn together, they become a quilt of sorts, woven with a myriad of memories. The beginning thread of this quilt is my maternal… Read more

An Artist Finds Her Roots with Ancestry

Posted by Amy Stewart on September 11, 2015 in In The Community

I’ve known artist Joan Gold for ten years. One day, she happened to mention to me that she’d always wondered about her family history. I’d only recently become addicted to Ancestry as part of researching my novel Girl Waits with Gun, so I jumped at the chance to look into her family tree. I pulled… Read more