Foundations for a Platform: Infrastructure Worthy of DevOps

Posted by Daniel Sands on July 31, 2013 in Development

In the IT industry today, Virtualization is one of the hottest buzzwords around. It seems like everyone uses, supports, provides tools for, and/or sells something that has “virtual” in its name. Virtualization is a fun concept that has a lot of interesting ideas floating around it, but at its core, Virtualization is nothing more than Read More

Crista Cowan Speaking at The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

Posted by Kristie Wells on July 31, 2013 in Events

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference (IAJGS) is being held in Boston on August 4th – 9th, and our own Crista Cowan will be leading three sessions during this event: Sunday 1:45-3:00pm EDT – Getting Started with Monday 5:00-6:15pm EDT – Finding Your Jewish Roots on Thursday 3:30-4:45 EDT – Best Search Strategies on Read More

Begin with what you know: Christina Applegate

Posted by Kristie Wells on July 31, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Stage and screen star Christina Applegate’s father, Robert, has lived with a troubling mystery his entire life — just who was his mother? Raised by his paternal grandparents, Robert has only fleeting memories of his mother. Christina sets out to find her story. She starts with one valuable piece of information: Robert’s birth certificate. She learns Read More

Recent Releases on – Oregon Adoptions, Mexican-American War Volunteers, London Knights and Bankrupts

Posted by Paul Rawlins on July 26, 2013 in Collections, Website

We didn’t want you to miss any of these little gems while recovering from temporary fireworks-induced blindness, excessive barbecue intake, parade fatigue, or simply a really bad sunburn, so here are some of the new records released earlier this summer:   Adoptions can be fantastic for families but hard on genealogists. But you may be Read More

Hiring: First Test Then Assess

Posted by Jeff Lord on July 25, 2013 in Development

Hiring awesome people who are also talented developers is often times easier said than done. Having grown tired of sifting through endless resumes and conducting countless mind numbing interviews with unqualified applicants, our team has uncovered the filtering power of a FED (front-end development) specific assessment test. While some like to schedule time during the Read More

Browsing Records on [Video]

Posted by Crista Cowan on July 25, 2013 in Research

Did you know that not all records on are indexed? Even when there is an index available, sometimes it is useful to view an entire set of passenger lists or a whole neighborhood in the census to find the information you need. In this video, we share how to use the “browse” features for Read More

Kelly Clarkson Discovers Strength Runs Deep Through Her American Roots

Posted by Pam Velazquez on July 24, 2013 in Website, Who Do You Think You Are?

“It’s just cool to know your story – not your own, but your family’s.” – Kelly Clarkson Do strong opinions and commitments to causes run in the family? That’s what pop superstar Kelly Clarkson wonders as her mother begins researching their shared family story. Kelly’s mother has already built a family tree on and Read More