The Pros Share Their #GenealogyGoals for 2018

Posted by Jasmine Vasquez on January 2, 2018 in ProGenealogists

The year’s end 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 of Ancestry’s professional genealogists recently shared the pet Read More

5 Tips for Discovering Biological Family with AncestryDNA

Posted by Jake Fletcher on December 7, 2017 in AncestryDNA, ProGenealogists

Few journeys in the world of genealogy are as poignant and challenging as an individual searching for his or her biological family. While all people who pursue genealogy experience some sense of self-discovery and emotion, researchers solving “unknown parentage” questions produce even more passion. With the world of genetic genealogy exploding in popularity over the Read More

Mexican Research: Not Just For “Dia de los Muertos” Anymore

Posted by Sandy Olney on November 14, 2017 in ProGenealogists, Website

In the not too distant past, “many people of Mexican descent only thought about researching their ancestry on the Day of the Dead,” according to Evan Christensen, a genealogist at AncestryProGenealogists. But that wasn’t due to a lack of interest in their rich family histories. In fact, AncestryProGenealogists research team manager Joseph Shumway believes that 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