Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on August 19, 2013 in Website
Anne Gillespie Mitchell

Anne Gillespie Mitchell is a Senior Product Manager at She is an active blogger on and writes the Ancestry Anne column. She has been chasing her ancestors through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years. Anne holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and Finding Forgotten Stories.


  1. Rhonda Warmack Houston

    The picture above of the two Civil War gentlemen sitting on the porch are ‘Old enemies who are burying the hatchet at the 50th anniversary reunion at Gettsburg, Pennsylvania in 1913. Picture found is ‘People and Places of the Civil War”; 125 Unforgettable Photographs From 1861 – 1865 Oct Fall 2013 . This magazine is the ‘Collectors’ Edition and is full of Civil War photos. Wonderful!

  2. linda carruthers

    Anne, my gggrandmother was Elizabeth Gillespie born 6/19/1816 died DOB: 5/1/1891 from Clinton county , ohio. She married Henry Swingley who came from Berkeley county , then Va. in 1835 I believe. Elizabeth is buried in the New Antioch cemetery , Clinton county, Ohio , in the Swingley plot. Just wondering if any connection? Linda

  3. I just want to thnk and praise you and Christa Cowan for all of the invaluable education; quite the benefit for me. I have not been able to successfully find all the important info for my great grandparents yet, but I think if I keep on studying you guys I may just get it. When I joined Ancestry, I had no idea what to expect. I then found out how difficult it could be and am still finding that out. But, this is the best investment I have EVER made. Even if I have to ask you guys for help this has been the most interesting journey I have ever made. WOW!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Sincerely, Rosalind Marvin

  4. Margie Campbell

    Hi Anne… we are looking for information on Gilbert Gillespie and any Campbell/Gillespie connections. On 23 and me, we are Jim Campbell; Myrtle Campbell Carraway and Joyce Mitchell. I’m Marge Campbell and Jim and Myrtle Campbell Carraway provided the dna for our Campbell’s.
    We are looking for parents of Ellis Campbell b 1804 in VA. DNA is coming back to lines sharing Campbell/ Gillespie connection. We think it may be Ambrose Campbell who married Nancy Gillespie, but can’t find documentation.

    Marge Campbell

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