Past Articles

New! New York Death Index, 1880-1956

Posted by Juliana Szucs on September 6, 2017 in Collections

If you’re researching in New York State, we have some good news for you. Ancestry has just launched a collection of New York State death indexes covering 1880 to 1956. The collection includes more than 5 million names of people who died in New York State. Prior to this release, this index was only on 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

Compile a Reading History For Your Family

Posted by Linda Barnickel on August 29, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

Have you ever considered doing a “reading history” for your family? What insights might you gain about your more recent family by learning more about what they read, and the newspapers and magazines they subscribed to. Here’s a few examples from my own family. It might not be surprising to learn that I was a Read More

Standing United

Posted by Tim Sullivan on August 17, 2017 in AncestryDNA, News

The entire Ancestry family is horrified and appalled by the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville. We not only condemn the violence that occurred but are deeply disturbed by the ideologies of the white supremacist groups who marched there. As a company, we believe in the importance of diversity, unity and acceptance, as well as Read More