Archives for November, 2009

Monday Milestones: As November Comes to a Close


Hard to believe that November has come to an end.  Now we find December upon us and with it the end of 2009.  I’m not quite sure where the year has gone, but what a year it has been.   Before we close the door on November I want to take a moment and reflect [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!


As I thought about posting today I had fond thoughts of the post I made last year – we have come a long way in a year! My family is again in California – we have grown by 5 children this year so it was quite a different trip in the car than last year’s [...]

Meteor Showers and World Archives Contributors


I hope you’ll forgive me if I get a little personal and wax a bit philosophical today.   I live in the Rocky Mountains, high up on a bench, at the foot of a really big mountain.  So, Tuesday morning at about 2:00 am I stepped out onto my back porch to watch the Leonids.  [...]

Ancestry site outage “tonight”


Tonight, Wednesday, November 18, starting at 11:30 PM MT (Thursday, November 19 - 6:30 AM in London and 5:30 PM in Sydney) Ancestry.com will be down to perform site maintenance work.  What this means is that you will not be able to access the message boards, help articles and project pages.  You will also not be able to download [...]

November Edition: Lest We Forget – WWI Research Tips


Yesterday many of you received our quarterly newsletter, if you did not receive it you can read it here, November Edition: Lest We Forget – WWI Research Tips .  If you would like to sign up to receive the newsletter you can change your account settings here. Enjoy!

Monday Milestones: Two Weeks Into November


This month we are focusing on military records.  It’s been touching to read your comments here on the blog, over on our Facebook page, and on the message boards regarding the many ancestors of yours that served in the military through the years.   My own great-grandfather was stationed in France on 11 Nov 1918.  I have [...]

Yay! A new version of the keying tool has launched…


Today we launched a new version of the keying tool, 1.1.0.50.   You will likely notice that the Keying Tool home page has changed.  We’ve added Help links in the main portion of the page as well as on the right hand side of the page.  **Although there is a link to the Tutorial it is currently under [...]

New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930


If you have ever been curious about how police departments communicate, how perpetrators are described, or what a lot of stolen horses look like this is the project for you as it is full of interesting stories.  As with all projects the Police Gazettes can be challenging but if you read the help article, and follow the [...]

Remembrance Day


As this day comes to a close I would be remiss if I didn’t express my gratitude for the many men and women who serve and have served their coutries and fellow men.  I am a little disappointed that I did not have a poppy to wear today - having grown up in Canada I love seeing the [...]

New Project – Buffalo Soldiers, Returns From Regular Army Cavalry Regiments, 1866-1916


Last Wednesday we released a new project and anyone who is at all familiar with military history you will likely know about the Buffalo Soldiers.  This name was associated with units of African-American soldiers.  The records in this collection record the names of soldiers who served over 50 years of time.   It is a very appropriate collection for the [...]