Heather Erickson

Heather Erickson is Head of Global Communications for Ancestry.com and has been with the company since 2009.

Enhanced U.S. Census Collection

Posted by Heather Erickson on December 10, 2009 in Collections, Digitization

In a survey of Ancestry.com members last year, top on your wish list was improved images for U.S. Federal Censuses. As you know, the U.S. Censuses are one of the richest sources of information for family history searches. So, improving this collection has been a top priority at Ancestry.com throughout 2009. We’ve enhanced six new Read More

German WWI Military Archive Reveals ‘Bike Messenger’ Hitler’s First Service Record

Posted by Heather Erickson on December 9, 2009 in Collections

In a world-first, Ancestry.com has commenced the online launch of the Bavarian WWI Personnel Rosters, 1914-1918, a comprehensive collection of World War One German service records. The records now online detail the full military careers of 1.5 million Bavarian soldiers who fought during WWI, including then 25-year-old volunteer Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler, considered today as Read More

Join Ancestry.com This Week at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference

Posted by Heather Erickson on September 2, 2009 in News

As a reminder, don’t forget to join Ancestry.com in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference for four days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more. 2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference September 2–5, 2009 Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Free Track of Ancestry.com Read More

Ancestry.com Launches One of the Most Comprehensive Collections of Caribbean Slave Records

Posted by Heather Erickson on July 16, 2009 in Collections, News

We are excited to announce, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Social History Associates (VISHA), the launch of a significant online collection of Caribbean slave records detailing nearly 200 years of St. Croix-Virgin Islands history. These St. Croix African Roots Project records will help tens of thousands of people trace their ancestral roots, some to Read More

Ancestry.com Blog Update

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 24, 2009 in News

We want to let you all know about a recent change we’ve made to the Ancestry.com blog. The blog has been updated to prevent comments from being made on posts that are more than two weeks old. We truly value your feedback, and appreciate the insight our readers provide us on products, content and everything else we post Read More