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

New Ancestry: Feature Update

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 5, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

We’d like to thank all of you who have tried the New Ancestry website so far. We are hearing from many of you who are enjoying the enhanced storytelling features, streamlined Facts view, Historical Insights, and other elements of the new site. We also sincerely thank you for all your feedback. As we transition from… Read more

7 Facts You Didn’t Know about the D-Day Invasion at Normandy

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 5, 2015 in Military Records, Moments in Time

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944 —the day the Allied troops invaded the beaches at Normandy, France— was the largest seaborne invasion in history and the first time since 1688 that an invading army successfully crossed the English Channel. The D-Day landings led to the liberation of France from Nazi control and have… Read more

Over 11,000 Historic Surrey Mental Hospital Admission Records Published on Ancestry

Posted by Brian Gallagher on June 4, 2015 in Collections, Content, United Kingdom

   Records detail thousands of people placed in Surrey mental health institutions over a 33-year period Children as young as four and adults up to age 93 are listed in the collection Collection is key for people looking to find out more about the circumstances surrounding ancestors with mental health diagnoses     Over 11,000 historic… Read more

Join Ancestry at Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, June 4-7

Posted by Jessica Murray on June 3, 2015 in Events

We’re gearing up for one of Southern California’s largest genealogy conferences, the SoCal Genealogy Jamboree hosted June 4 – June 7 at Marriott Burbank Airport. The Ancestry staff will be in full force answering member questions at our booth and providing first-hand Ancestry knowledge in different sessions throughout the weekend. Here’s a short list of… Read more