U.S. Consular Reports of Birth: The Donaldsons, Part Deux

Posted by Paul Rawlins on March 28, 2011 in Collections

Last month, I wrote about the marriage of Elaine Strang and Frederick Donaldson as recorded in the Consular Reports of Marriage, 1910–1949, database (and elsewhere). With the release of the U.S. Consular Reports of Births, 1910–1949, records this month, it seems only natural to take up the story again. All the Little Donaldsons From 1927 Read More

In Memory of Elizabeth Taylor, 1932–2011

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 24, 2011 in Website

Famed and world renowned actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and her words moved many. As we look inside ourselves and remember the gift that Elizabeth gave us, we’re reminded of one of her quotes: “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors Read More

Family Tree Maker: Question and Answer

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on March 22, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

Last month when I announced the February webinar for Family Tree Maker, hundreds of you posted questions for our experts. However, due to time constraints, only a limited number of topics could be covered. So today I wanted to take some time to respond to some of the questions and concerns that didn’t make it Read More

Q&A from Finding Your Irish Ancestors in America … and Ireland

Posted by Juliana Szucs on March 17, 2011 in Webinars

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig! (St. Patrick’s Day Blessings!) Thanks to everyone who attended our Irish webinar last night. We had two wonderful presenters and a fantastic audience with lots of great questions. If you weren’t able to attend the class, it’s now available in the Learning Center archive here. Since it wasn’t possible to answer Read More

Do You Have the Luck of the Irish? Enter Our Sweepstakes to Find Out!

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 15, 2011 in Website

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to celebrate Irish heritage, and it’s coming up fast. Whether you’re 100% Irish or just Irish at heart, we know the importance of discovering your family history. So this St. Patrick’s Day, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to celebrate their heritage with our “Wish2Win” sweepstakes. We’ve begun taking Read More

Family Tree Maker: The Editing Panel

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on March 7, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

The Family tab on the People workspace provides a comprehensive view of your tree. In previous weeks we’ve learned how to navigate your tree using the pedigree view on the Family tab and also how to add individuals on the family group view. This week I’ll show you the tools and features available on the editing panel Read More

Tonight on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Lionel Richie solves the mystery of his great-grandfather

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on March 4, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Lionel Richie grew up in the same house as his grandmother – so why did he never hear a thing about her father? You’ll discover the whole truth on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Lionel travels from his childhood home in Tuskegee, Alabama, to Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee, for the details. Read More