Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on May 12, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne
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. I was so very excited to discover that my 10th great grandfather was John Billington, Mayflower passenger signer of the Mayflower Compact and the first person to be tried and hung for murder in our country’s history. I am still excited and actually proud. However I think it would be more exciting if he were famous for something other than murder.

  2. angel

    I am wondering if anyone in my family can help me fill out this family tree that I have started on

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