Ancestry Product Update: Family Group Sheets are Back!

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 26, 2018 in Website

The Family Group Sheet has returned to aid in your research! If you are unfamiliar with a Family Group Sheet (or Family Group Record), it is a view of parents and children in a family, and is designed to show names, dates, and places of birth, marriages, and deaths in an easy-to-read format. It has Read More

Alternative WWI Army Service Detail Sources

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 26, 2018 in Guest Bloggers

Searching for information on Army military service from World War I can be a bit difficult for some researchers due to the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). We tend to think we have to only look for World War I Army service information at the NPRC and if the records burned, Read More

Jon Cryer: Ascension to a Legacy

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 25, 2018 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Through an incredible journey, Jon Cryer discovered that his 9x great-grandfather, James Adams, came to America as an indentured servant. After a disastrous attempt to repel the English from his beloved Scotland, James Adams and other Scots were captured, shipped to Massachusetts against their will, and compelled into approximately 7 years of indentured service for Read More

Wedding Traditions Fit for Royalty

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 18, 2018 in Entertainment

We can credit the royal family for establishing some of the most common wedding traditions known to brides throughout the world, like white wedding dresses. We asked the Ancestry research team to uncover other traditional displays we might see at the ceremony of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. We have a queen to credit for Read More

Dispelling Myths in Jewish Genealogy

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 30, 2018 in ProGenealogists

Janette Silverman grew up believing she might never uncover the stories of her Jewish ancestors. Due to the diaspora and the horrific events of World War II, finding Jewish families who had lived in Europe before the 20th century was nearly impossible. At least, that’s what she had been told. It was common knowledge, a Read More

Inspiring At-Risk Youth Through Heritage and Art

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 14, 2018 in AncestryDNA, In The Community

What if knowing your history could give you a greater sense of confidence and inspire your direction in life? “The project was made to be liberating, eye-opening, and informative…an effort to spark interest in individuals to discover their heritage and to learn more about the history of their origins.”
— Thomas Evans Following the success of Read More

5 Genealogy Goals for the Family Archivist

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 12, 2018 in Guest Bloggers

Genealogists wear many hats — researcher, writer, preservationist, archivist. We always want more time to track down our elusive ancestors, but if you inherited family photos, documents, or keepsakes, there’s no time like the present to safely preserve your treasures for the next generation. Here is a list of family history tips to help you Read More