Past Articles

Researching City Dwelling Ancestors

Posted by Jessica Latinović 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

Join us on the AncestryUK blog

Posted by Kristen Hyde on January 26, 2017 in United Kingdom

We’re excited to announce that we have launched a local blog for our customers in Ireland and the UK. The Ancestry UK blog will be bringing you all the same DNA and Ancestry updates that you enjoy on our global blog, while also focusing on specific news relevant to our UK and Irish communities. From personal Read More

AncestryDNA – The Irish Connection

Posted by Mike Mulligan on January 25, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Recently my friend Harry asked me if I could look at his AncestryDNA Ethnicity Estimate, as he was a little puzzled by the results. The puzzle for him was he had a fair amount of Irish in his estimate even though he wasn’t aware of any Irish ancestors. I asked him if he had any Read More

The Hundred-Year Walk

Posted by Dawn Anahid MacKeen on January 24, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

When my mother found my grandfather’s notebooks, tucked away at the back of a bookcase, it changed my family’s life. My mother sat stunned at the dining room table, momentarily muted by the discovery. As she tried to translate it for me, sounding out her father’s writing, pressed inside the black and white speckled covers, Read More

Jersey, Channel Islands: A brief history of immigration

Posted by Kristen Hyde on January 20, 2017 in Australia, Canada, Collections, United Kingdom

This blogpost about Jersey’s Worldwide Links and the Island’s Parish Church Records was written by Linda Romeril. Linda is Archives and Collections Director at Jersey Heritage and is responsible for the care and promotion of access to the Island’s archive and museum collections. Archive collections include records from the Government of Jersey, Public Institutions, the Read More

Researching the Battle of the Bulge

Posted by Jennifer Holik on January 19, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Bulge, which was fought during World War II from 16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945, in the Ardennes in Europe. It was in this battle, that my cousin James Privoznik of the 90th Infantry Division, lost his life on 11 Read More

An Intimate Look at Life During the Great Depression

Posted by Kelly Kautz on January 17, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

An Intimate Look at Life During the Great Depression For many Americans, Dorthea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” photo is the defining image of the Great Depression. But it’s just one of over 170,000 commissioned by the U.S. Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information during the 1930s and early 1940s. Meant to boost public support Read More

DNA Solves a Family Mystery, but Not in the Way You’d Think

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 12, 2017 in AncestryDNA

For her entire life, Julie Martini had considered herself German-American, even though she had been born with an Italian family name. Looking to learn more about her family history, Julie joined Ancestry to find records that would uncover her Old World roots in Germany or, perhaps, Italy. Documents and family links Julie found on Ancestry Read More

AncestryDNA Surpasses 3 Million Customers in DNA Database

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 10, 2017 in AncestryDNA

We are the largest consumer genetic testing company! It took us 11 months to go from 1 million to 2 million customers and just seven months later, we’ve surpassed 3 million customers in our AncestryDNA database. Hear some of the powerful discoveries customers have made with the help of AncestryDNA, Get more of the story here.  With now more Read More