Needles and Threads: Piecing Together African American Families

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on February 26, 2016 in Site

Are you getting stuck researching your African American ancestors?  Ancestry Academy might have the answer: Needles and Threads: Piecing Together African American Families.  Explore African American research with one of genealogy’s foremost experts in African American genealogy, Deborah A. Abbott. She’ll show you how to uncover resources, documents, and archives you never imagined existed and help… Read more

AncestryDNA Now Offered in 29 New Countries

Posted by Jessica Murray on February 23, 2016 in AncestryDNA

Have you been longing to connect with DNA cousins from your ancestral homeland whether that be in Eastern Europe or from one of the Nordic countries? You’re in luck! AncestryDNA has been available in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, and Canada. Today we are pleased to announce AncestryDNA is now available for purchase in 29… Read more

Looking for African American Ancestors?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on February 22, 2016 in Site

To get started looking for your African American ancestors in the large number of relevant collections on Ancestry an easy place to start is on the African American Homepage. You can find a link at the bottom right corner of the search page or by typing into your browser Scroll down the page to… Read more

5 Tipps für einen soliden Familienstammbaum

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 21, 2016 in Germany, Research

In unsere Familienstammbäume investieren wir einiges an Zeit und Geld und natürlich auch viel Herzblut. Und da wir so viel Liebe in diese Arbeit legen, wollen wir sichergehen, dass die Verknüpfungen zwischen den Generationen und zwischen unseren Vorfahren und den dazugehörigen Belegen solide und belastbar sind. Deswegen haben wir ein paar Punkte zusammengestellt, die sehr… Read more

Ancestry Product Update: February 19th Issue

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 19, 2016 in Site

We recently released several changes to Hints and wanted to make sure you were aware: Navigational Change on All Hints Page: As part of making navigational changes that allow you to get to endpoints more quickly across the site, we introduced the ability to access a list of all people on your trees in the… Read more

Tips to Finding Unindexed Probate Records

Posted by Jessica Murray on February 18, 2016 in Collections

Last year, Ancestry put more than 170 million U.S. Wills and Probate Records online for all 50 states. If you haven’t already discovered these records, you really need to check them out. Probate records offer unique insights into who and what was important to our ancestors and can often establish relationships not found in other records.… Read more

Journey to Freedom: A Genealogical Study of an African American Family

Posted by Jessica Murray on February 17, 2016 in Site

The unique stories discovered in researching our family trees is what continues to inspire us to dig deeper. This is no different for Lonnie Bunkley, veteran family historian and author of Journey to Freedom: A Genealogical Study of an African American Family who we had the pleasure of interviewing recently at a family history conference. Lonnie… Read more

Exploring Michigan Death Records

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on February 16, 2016 in Collections

If you’re researching Michigan ancestors, you should take a look at the new collection on Ancestry: Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950. This collection contains more than 8 million records from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Statistics and Health Statistics. There are two types of death records in the collection. The 1867-1897 records… Read more