RootsMagic brings Ancestry Features to their Desktop Software

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 28, 2017 in Website

Last year, we announced we were working with RootsMagic™, a leading desktop genealogy application, to allow Ancestry® subscribers to connect their Ancestry accounts to the RootsMagic software. Since that time, Ancestry has developed a new technology to integrate Ancestry Hints® and Ancestry’s records and online trees with RootsMagic products. Today, RootsMagic launches a free update Read More

Reconnect with your Roots this Summer

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 20, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

Traveling can bring any family closer together, but imagine an RV camping trip that connects your family to past generations and the places that populate your family’s history. The comfort and convenience of an RV can be a great motivator for families to take a trip to travel back in time. Here are our best Read More

Liv Tyler: Resolving Conflicts

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 12, 2017 in Who Do You Think You Are?

While it’s not uncommon for details on various censuses to conflict, in the case of Liv Tyler’s Elliott ancestors, one such conflict hinted at hidden ancestry. While census records for George Elliott consistently recorded him as white, his father Robert Elliott was listed as mulatto in the 1870 census. Was this just an enumerator’s error Read More

John Stamos: Telling an Orphan’s Story

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 11, 2017 in Who Do You Think You Are?

After working with a genealogist, and making a whirlwind trip to Greece, John Stamos discovered his orphaned grandfather, Ioannis (John) Stamatopoulos, was only a baby when he lost his father to violence. With the help of experts, John learned the circumstances behind his great-grandfather, Vasilios’, death, and the struggles that his great-grandmother, Georgitsa, faced raising Read More

AncestryDNA Reaches 4 Million Customers in DNA Database

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 27, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Ancestry has surpassed 4 million customers in our DNA database! We’re proud to remain the largest consumer genetic testing company. Here are some fun facts about AncestryDNA: From January to April 2017, AncestryDNA genotyped 1 million people. So, on average about two people took a DNA test every time there was a marriage in the United Read More

You’ve Never Seen Ireland Like This Before!

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 18, 2017 in Website

Forget the bored tour guide with the memorized lines, and leave those dog-eared guidebooks behind! Are you ready for an epic tour through Ireland with an expert who can answer specific questions about your ancestors and the lives they led? For 11 days in late October, about 25 lucky travelers will have the opportunity to Read More

Smokey Robinson: Tracking a Common Name

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 14, 2017 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Motown legend Smokey Robinson grew up in Detroit, “Motor City”, and he remembered his maternal grandmother fondly, but he knew nothing about his maternal grandfather. Fortunately, his mother Flossie’s death certificate gave us both her parents’ names. His grandmother, who he knew as “Rivers”, was actually Ella Mae Warr. Unfortunately, his grandfather had the far Read More