Jasmine Vasquez

Jasmine Vasquez writes for the Storytelling Team at AncestryProGenealogists. Before joining Ancestry, she earned her journalism degree from the University of Oregon and worked as a reporter in Central Oregon. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Pros Share Their #GenealogyGoals for 2018

Posted by Jasmine Vasquez on January 2, 2018 in ProGenealogists

January is a time to take stock of the past year and make plans for the new one ahead. In addition to resolutions about food and exercise, it’s the perfect time to set some goals related to family history. Not sure where to start? Two Ancestry professional genealogists recently shared the pet projects they plan Read More

A Woman on the Frontlines of War

Posted by Jasmine Vasquez on September 1, 2017 in Campaigns, ProGenealogists

A clue about her ancestor’s job continues to inspire new avenues of research for an Ancestry genealogist. What will you learn during Ancestry’s Labor Day free access? A handwritten “Dr.” scrawled in the margins of a 1918 passenger list led Nicole Kreis Kendall on a journey that ended with an amazing discovery about the career Read More

Is AncestryDNA helpful for Jewish Genealogy?

Posted by Jasmine Vasquez on July 21, 2017 in ProGenealogists

Experts discuss common pitfalls and share their strategies for success Autosomal DNA testing has become a standard tool used by many genealogists, and it has helped people discover unknown Jewish ancestry. But using autosomal DNA in Jewish research is filled with challenges, due in large part to the Jewish Diaspora and a long history of Read More

Mother’s Day is coming – Celebrate like a Genealogist

Posted by Jasmine Vasquez on May 4, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

Gifts inspired by family history are guaranteed to make the moms in your life feel special. That’s why one researcher at AncestryProGenealogists has turned family history-themed gifts into a tradition. “My parents can buy anything they want, but when I take the time to do something that’s personal to them, that’s what means the most,” Read More