Jasmine Rockow

Jasmine Rockow writes family history narratives for AncestryProGenealogists. Before joining the Ancestry team, she earned her journalism degree from the University of Oregon and worked as a reporter in Central Oregon. She lives with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A Woman on the Frontlines of War

Posted by Jasmine Rockow 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 Rockow 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 Rockow 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