Why You Need to Learn About Changing County Boundaries

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on November 19, 2013 in Research, Website

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that maps today don’t reflect accurately the areas where our ancestors lived long ago. Roads have changed. New towns have appeared (and some have disappeared). What you might not realize is that the counties themselves might have changed. Those changes can have a huge impact on your research. Read More

The Platform Initiative at Ancestry.com

Posted by Jim Mosher on November 18, 2013 in Development

Ancestry.com has been operating a massive data service and website for over 17 years. As you might imagine, the needs of the business 17 years ago were much different from what they are now. Currently supporting over two million subscribers and providing access to more than 12 billion records in over 30,000 historical collections, Ancestry.com Read More

Is Your Family History Safe from Disaster?

Posted by Juliana Szucs on November 18, 2013 in Ask Juliana, Research

As a life-long Midwesterner, I know that when the weatherman puts you in a high-risk zone for dangerous weather, you pay attention. It’s gonna get ugly. So yesterday morning when I woke to that big red high-risk bubble over Illinois and Indiana, I knew we had to hit the ground running. The little closet in Read More

Ancestry.com and Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 18, 2013 in Collections, Website

We are excited to announce a collaboration with the Associated Press that makes fifty years of news stories–in their original wire copy format–available online today. Available at Ancestry.com/AP, the voluminous card catalog of names and subjects links to more than two million records and more than one million AP stories spanning 1937 to 1985, a resource Read More

What We Might Have Missed: November 18th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on November 18, 2013 in Research, Website

Where did last week go?  Here is what you might have missed around the Ancestry.com world. Blog Posts Ancestry.com Using the Ancestry.com Card Catalog [VIDEO] New Content: Census of Canada Index, TX Weddings, NC Cherokee, Pension Records AncestryDNA Can Take You On A Historical Adventure Ancestry.com: Inc. Hire Power Award Honoree Native American Records LIVE Read More

New Content: Census of Canada Index, TX Weddings, NC Cherokee, Pension Records and more

Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 15, 2013 in Collections, Website

For those of you counting down the days until the 1921 Census of Canada was indexed, the wait is over and the index is live!   The census books in the North Carolina, Native American Census Selected Tribes, 1894–1913, database enumerate communities and counties on the Cherokee or Qualla Reservations in western North Carolina. These Read More

AncestryDNA Can Take You On A Historical Adventure

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 15, 2013 in AncestryDNA

  Do you have ancestors from Great Britain, Ireland, Iberia or Scandinavia? Want to know more about your heritage? Your DNA will not only pinpoint your place in history, but now it can tell you even more of the story.  With rich historical information now available for each of the genetic regions in your results, you Read More