13 Spooky Family History Finds

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 30, 2014 in Entertainment, Holidays, Website

Witches, ghosts, murder—researchers from Ancestry found them all and more when they started combing the headlines for spooky facts in some current, and former, celebrities’ pasts.   Real Witch Found in Emma Watson’sFamily Tree: Muggle actress Emma Watson, famous for playing Hermione Granger, the preternaturally talented witch and ally of Harry Potter, has a real-life Read More

Talk Like a Pirate and Improve Your Research

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on September 19, 2014 in Holidays, Research

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day – that day when people get in touch with their inner pirate and pepper their sentences with words like “Arrrrrr,” “avast,” and “bilge rat.” (It’s a good day when you can work “bilge rat” into friendly conversation.) Facebook even has a language setting for “English (Pirate).” Don’t want to Read More

Here’s To All The Fathers!

Posted by Kristie Wells on June 10, 2014 in Holidays

For many of us, our fathers are our heroes. We look to them for their support and guidance. A good father can set an example of strength, honor, sacrifice, and responsibility. We honor dads for their love and the lessons they have taught us. Join us in celebrating the fathers in your house, in your Read More

What Do Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Have in Common?

Posted by Julie Granka on March 14, 2014 in AncestryDNA, Holidays

At AncestryDNA, we’re celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day a little differently than most. We’re exploring how we can use genetics to study Irish heritage in the U.S. Throughout our nation’s history, millions of individuals from Ireland planted new roots here in the United States. While hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants arrived in the 1600’s and 1700’s, Read More

What Did You Discover In 2013?

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 31, 2013 in Holidays

Whether you have been doing research for a long time, or just started a few months ago, you know that every day can bring new possibilities and discoveries. Take a moment to think about where you started, and all that you’ve discovered about your ancestors. The New Year is upon us and that means another Read More

What Are You Asking Santa For?

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 24, 2013 in Holidays

Many of us remember sitting on Santa’s lap, giving him the long list of toys and other items we wished he’d deliver to us on Christmas morning. We imagine your lists have changed as your wants and needs have over the years, and wondered … If Santa could bring you anything genealogy-related, what would you Read More

What Kind of Beard Did Your Ancestor Sport?

Posted by Pam Velazquez on November 29, 2013 in Entertainment, Holidays

We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday! Now as the smell of turkey disappears and the food coma fades, we wanted to share a fun photo we found in our Library of Congress Database and a good cause. Movember is a global organization dedicated to generating awareness and raising funds for men’s health issues. Movember Read More