What You Might Have Missed: July 28 Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 28, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blogs Ancestry.com “The Beehive State: Utah State Research Guide” by Crista Cowan “Celebrate Cousin Day: Making a DNA Connection Isn’t Lucky. It’s Likely” by Anna Swayne “Connecting With Cousins” by Juliana Smith “Dillinger’s Jailor, Sheriff Lillian Holley” by Juliana Smith “Second Chances and Emotional Reunions in the Next ‘Long Lost Family’” by Brian Gallagher “Short… Read more

The White Glove Debate

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 28, 2014 in In The Community

Besides death and taxes, there is a third certainty of life: Have someone on television handle an old document without wearing white gloves and you will hear shocked people all across social media. Slightly less certain are the comments of those who are shocked when someone does wear white gloves when handling a document. Welcome… Read more

Special Delivery: Postmasters in the Family Tree

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 26, 2014 in Collections

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Postal Service! (We would have sent them a card, but we couldn’t find one for a 239th birthday.) One great thing about having an ancestor who held a government job such as postmaster is that it creates a paper trail. A postmaster (which is the correct term for both males… Read more

What We Are Reading: July 25 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on July 25, 2014 in In The Community

I’ve always been an avid reader. I enjoy seeing things from a different perspective or digging deeper into a subject that’s new to me. That’s what the articles we’ve read this week do. (Plus, there’s some inspiration to do some writing of your own!) “Census Sunday: William Wallace Greene Jr Counted Twice on 1930 Census,”… Read more

The Beehive State: Utah State Research Guide

Posted by Crista Cowan on July 25, 2014 in Research

This week marks 167 years since the Mormon Pioneers entered the Great Salt Lake Valley. Here are five things you might not know about Utah: 1. The original inhabitants of Utah were Gosiute, Southern Paiute, Ute, Shoshone, and Navajo tribes. 2. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (more commonly called “Mormons”)… Read more