Researching Women in World War II

Posted by Jennifer Holik on March 25, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Wars are fought by men. Isn’t that what we are usually told? We have been so conditioned to look for records of men who participated that we often overlook the women who were involved. Many women participated in the war effort for World War II on the home front, taking jobs vacated by men who were… Read more

Be Our Next Ancestry Storyteller

Posted by Jessica Murray on March 23, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

Share your Ancestry success story with the world! Have you discovered your ancestors unique history or unlocked a family legend using Ancestry or AncestryDNA? Tell us about it and you could be the star in our next Ancestry TV commercial!* You’ll find our video submission site here. Film your answers to the following questions about your experience… Read more

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