The Amazing Story of Demi Lovato’s War Hero Grandfather

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 11, 2015 in Celebrity

International singing star Demi Lovato has fought a few battles of her own. That fighting spirit may run in the family. Even though her father, Patrick Lovato, died estranged from his daughter in 2013, he left her a legacy that places her family in the crucible of at least two wars. Military and other records… Read more

Trace Your Family History Using These 3 Steps

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 10, 2015 in Family History

Have you ever wondered whether or not you are related to the family across town that has the same name or if your family is from another country? Wondering where you come from and who you are related to is natural. With the help of technology, now there is an easy way to start figuring it… Read more

Donald Trump’s Humble Family Tree

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 10, 2015 in Celebrity

Donald Trump is a self-made business man and is currently in the running to be a candidate to be the next U.S. president. He has made a name for himself in the real estate world and is one of the wealthiest men in America. Looking at his family tree shows that hard work might just be in… Read more

Solving Mystery of Young Girl Who Disappeared on Titanic

Posted by sdalton on November 3, 2015 in Celebrity

Everyone has mysteries in their family tree, from missing relatives to unexplained family relationships. DNA testing recently solved a 70-year-old question of whether Loraine Allison survived the Titanic crash. Many have wondered what happened to the two-year-old little girl who disappeared from the crash more than 100 years ago. The story begins with Hudson and… Read more

Titanic Mystery Solved with DNA Testing

Posted by sdalton on November 3, 2015 in AncestryDNA

DNA solved a 70-year-old question of whether Loraine Allison survived the Titanic crash. Many have wondered what happened to the two-year-old little girl who disappeared from the crash more than 100 years ago. The story begins with Hudson and Bess taking their two kids, Trevor, seven months, and Loraine, two years of age, across the… Read more

How Family History Can Toughen Up Your Kids

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 23, 2015 in Family History

We’ve all heard the old fable of how Grandpa had to walk to school uphill, both ways, in a blizzard, and rolled our eyes. But while there may be only a kernel of truth in this story, hearing tales of family heroism or tragedy is beneficial to the next generation and may help them become… Read more

Tom Bergeron: A Family Under Siege

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 21, 2015 in Celebrity, Who Do You Think You Are

Whenever we research the family history of a celebrity for Who Do You Think You Are? there is always the concern that there may not be adequate records to build a full family tree. Fortunately, when the assignment came to research Tom Bergeron, known to be of French Canadian ancestry, we were confident that we… Read more

Why Do Star Wars Names Sound…Familiar?

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 16, 2015 in Surnames

When “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premieres in December, movie fans can revel in mind-blowing special effects and bask in the fictional universe that series creator George Lucas has been building since “Star Wars” appeared in theaters in 1977. A large part of the “Star Wars” allure comes from the evocative characters, with their even… Read more