International Women’s Day

Posted by pplotkin on March 5, 2019 in Holidays, In The Community

International Women’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate the strength that all women share. In honor of this special day, we are highlighting five customers’ ancestors this week who embody grace, determination, and perseverance against all odds. Check back each day to read another incredible story. “My grandmother, Ruth Helen Jines Varner, was Read More

12 Days of Connections

Posted by pplotkin on December 5, 2018 in Holidays, In The Community

This holiday season, we are honored to share the reunions of 12 Ancestry customers who found long lost family members. We are inspired by the connections, love, and hope from these stories, and we hope you will be too! Check back as we add each story throughout the month.   “Thanks to AncestryDNA, my FULL Read More

It’s the Most Jamboree Time of the Year

Posted by Crista Cowan on May 30, 2018 in Events, In The Community

One of my favorite conferences of the year is the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree held in June in Burbank each year.  The speakers are stellar.  The exhibit hall is full of learning opportunities.  There are great prizes to won and lots of genealogy networking to be done. In Person If you live anywhere near Burbank, 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

Debbie Mieszala, CG℠ Shares Her Love of Midwestern Family History Research

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 9, 2017 in In The Community

We caught up with Debbie Mieszala, CG℠ at Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference 2016 to ask her why Midwestern family history research is so exciting. Midwestern Libraries to visit, Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, WI) Connect with Debbie on her blog and enjoy more short videos from genealogy experts in our Read More

Researching City Dwelling Ancestors

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 27, 2017 in In The Community, Research

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG℠, is the president Board for Certification of Genealogists and a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem-solving, and multi-generational family histories. Researching city-dwelling ancestors is different and perhaps more challenging than general family history research. Jeanne gave us some great tips for overcoming those challenges. Explore more than Read More

Ancestry Cultural Legacy Project: A Journey Exploring Cultural Legacy and Cultural Identity

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 30, 2016 in AncestryDNA, In The Community

This is a guest post by Dr. Timothy Seigler, Associate Professor in the School of Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina who teaches courses on Culturally Responsive Leadership and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Dr. Seigler is introducing the first of its kind research project known as the Ancestry Cultural Legacy Project.  Students from two Read More

Turkey and All the Trimmings

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 21, 2016 in Guest Bloggers, In The Community

This article originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine, November-December 2007.  Since Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, Americans have enjoyed Thanksgiving celebrations on the last Thursday of November. That is until 1939. Because of the Great Depression, retailers and businesses pressured President Franklin D. Roosevelt to move Thanksgiving up one week, thus extending the holiday shopping season and, hopefully, Read More

Linking to your Past with DNA

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 18, 2016 in Family History Month, In The Community

Taking the AncestryDNA test to learn more about my ethnicity was important to me because it establishes a connection. It’s made me feel closer to my ancestors, as I continue my search to learn more than just their names and dates. Feeling close to my ancestors is important to me because it gives me a better Read More