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  • Music of Your Ancestral Region

    Sep 29

    If you've done a great deal of research or using DNA testing and know fairly sure your family's ancestral heritage – Eastern European, North African, German, Southeast Asia, etc., you just might like to have a collection of music characteristic of those ancestral heritage. Using Ancestry.com you can place the regions your ancestors originated...

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  • Recent Additions to the Ancestry.com Databases

    Aug 17

    You may or may not have used Ancestry.com (fee-based collection of databases and information). Many times there are free sessions or your public library or local genealogical society may have it available. You need to keep informed of any new additions to their collection. On this page 'Recently Added or Updated Collections' you will the newest da...

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  • Ancestry Brought Back the Family Group Sheets

    Jul 4

    Ancestry.com announced that the Family Group Sheets have returned. The purpose of the Family Group Sheet is to aid genealogists with their research. Ancestry included information in their blog post for people who are unfamiliar with what a Family Group Sheet (or Family Group Record) is. They explain it this way: “It is a view of parents an...

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  • Collections of Church Records at Ancestry.com

    Apr 10

    Ancestry.com frequently updates their existing record collections. The best way to find what's new is to check out the Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry page. Ancestry recently updated and added church record collections. Evangelical Records – new collections The records in this collection consist of administrative records f...

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  • Ancestry.com has Collections of Catholic Records

    Mar 22

    Ancestry.com has several collections of Roman Catholic records. They add new collections when they can, and they update them when they obtain additional records. Here is a quick look at some of the Ancestry.com collections that may be useful for genealogists who have Catholic ancestors. Colorado, Roman Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs Sacram...

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  • Free Irish Data Collections on Ancestry.com

    Mar 16

    Searching for records about your Irish ancestors? Ancestry.com has an Ireland family history research page where you can find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Irish ancestors. Some of these records are being offered for free. The Ireland family history research page on Ancestry.com has a full list of d...

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  • Ancestry Introduces We Remember

    Dec 5

    Ancestry.com has introduced a new website called We Remember. We Remember helps you celebrate your loved ones so that their story lives on. Ancestry.com explains this new product this way: “With We Remember, you can quickly and easily create a free public memorial page for a loved one. Rather than being a research page, the We Remember page ...

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  • Ancestry Enhances Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results

    Jul 14

    Ancestry put together a blog post regarding the way people can view, collaborate on, or manage the results of their own (or their relative's) AncestryDNA test. The changes described in the blog post will go into effect as of July 18, 2017. The new terminology to know is: Owner, Manager, Collaborator, and Viewer. Ancestry explains “Owner”...

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  • RootsMagic and Ancestry are Working Together Now

    Jul 4

    Ancestry reminded people that they have been working with RootsMagic, a leading desktop genealogy application, to allow Ancestry subscribers to connect their Ancestry accounts to the RootsMagic software. Now, Ancestry has developed a new technology that will allow people to integrate Ancestry Hints and Ancestry's record and online trees with Root...

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  • Ancestry Clarifies What They Do With Your DNA

    Jun 6

    A controversial article that was posted on Medium raised questions about the ownership rights people have over the DNA sample they send to AncestryDNA. The article focused on language in Ancestry's Terms of Service. Ancestry responded by clarifying their Terms of Service. On May 17, 2017, Joel Winston posted an article on Medium that was repos...

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