Who Do You Think You Are? Recap: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fills in the Gaps in Multiple Acts

Posted by Jessica Latinović on July 31, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  Screenwriters, playwrights, and storytellers have been using the three act structure to tell their stories for generations. Any story requires a setup, rising action, a climax and a resolution. When we’re researching the family histories of the celebrities for an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? we also look at how we Read More

Throwback Thursday Topic: Games We Played

Posted by Juliana Szucs on July 31, 2014 in Ask Juliana

Growing up we played a lot of games. Some were your typical kids’ games, some were completely made up. I remember a girlfriend and I had a marathon game of Monopoly one summer. We would play every morning until we got tired and then leave it for the next day, when we’d pick up where Read More

Long-Lost Sisters United After 60 Years Apart

Posted by Jessica Latinović on July 30, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Long-lost sisters Carol and Amy went most of their lives never knowing of one another until their passion for genealogy brought them together in 2013. Veteran genealogist Carol Moss was adopted 60 years ago and only last year decided to research her birth mother’s history. In doing so, Carol discovered an abundance of photos attached to Read More

Maintaining Balance by Using Feedback Loops in Software

Posted by Chad Groneman on July 29, 2014 in Development

Maintaining Balance by Using Feedback Loops in Software Feedback is an important part of daily life.  Used wisely, feedback loops can help us make better decisions, resulting in overall improvements.  Feedback loops are useful in all sorts of situations, from relationships to what we eat for dinner.  Software can also be made to take advantage Read More

What You Might Have Missed: July 28 Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 28, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blogs Ancestry.com “The Beehive State: Utah State Research Guide” by Crista Cowan “Celebrate Cousin Day: Making a DNA Connection Isn’t Lucky. It’s Likely” by Anna Swayne “Connecting With Cousins” by Juliana Smith “Dillinger’s Jailor, Sheriff Lillian Holley” by Juliana Smith “Second Chances and Emotional Reunions in the Next ‘Long Lost Family’” by Brian Gallagher “Short Read More