The Great Thanksgiving Listen with StoryCorps

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 19, 2018 in Holidays

At Ancestry, we care deeply about keeping and preserving memories from our ancestors and loved ones. This year, we are honored to partner with StoryCorps, a wonderful non-profit organization that records and shares the stories of Americans from all different backgrounds. The stories are archived and select recordings are shared with the public through StoryCorps’ Read More

Holiday Traditions: How to Prepare the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 22, 2016 in Holidays

In the early 20th century, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Bureau of Home Economics to educate homemakers on the best ways to sew, clean and prepare food. As part of the USDA initiative, expert cooks worked tirelessly testing various Thanksgiving turkey recipes to determine which made for the most flavorful turkey. Read More

DNA Testing Your Holiday Table

Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 14, 2016 in Website

Turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, pie. Every dish on your Thanksgiving table brings something different to the meal. Just like every member of your family brings something different to your genetic family tree. Scroll over the diners at our table to get an idea of what DNA testing other members of your family can add to Read More

What You Might Have Missed: December 2nd Edition

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 2, 2013 in Research, Website

Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Daughters of Utah Pioneers What Kind of Beard Did Your Ancestor Sport? Thanksgivukkah and Family History Every Picture Contains a Story New Content: Vets, Criminals, Immigrants, and Engineers Read More

Thanksgivukkah and Family History

Posted by Crista Cowan on November 28, 2013 in Collections, Research, Website

Hanukkah began last night.  For the first time since 1888, the Jewish holiday coincides with Thanksgiving here in the United States. Not only that, but Thanksgivukkah will not happen for another 79,000 years.  So, families are finding unique ways to celebrate the two holidays together.  I’ve seen turkey menorahs and fall colored dreidels.  I even Read More

From Our Families To Yours – Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Crista Cowan on November 22, 2012 in Holidays

Here at Ancestry.com we spend a lot of time looking at the past through genealogy records and family history research.  We spend a lot of time looking to the future, developing new technology and making plans for the business.  As we take a few days off to spend time with family and other loved ones Read More

How Our Ancestral Recipes and Food Shape our Thanksgiving

Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Holidays

Have you ever reflected on who you really are? Not from a psychological perspective, but from an ethnic and ancestral one. I believe that food is among the first elements that connect us to our past and defines who we are. I can relate to this firsthand. I grew up in a three-generation household with Read More

Follow Your Roots & Visit Europe

Posted by on November 25, 2011 in Campaigns, Contest

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, families are encouraged to reflect on the traditions passed down through generations. Whether your family traveled to the “New World” decades ago or recently immigrated to the US, the customs and memories of those who came before us are strongly tied to Thanksgiving. What better way to honor your Read More