Ancestry.com

  • Recently Added at Ancestry.com – September 2016

    Oct 11

    Each month, Ancestry.com adds brand new information to its wealth of resources. In addition, they make it clear which of their collections has been recently updated. The easiest way to keep up with what's new is to view the Recent Collections list on the Ancestry.com website. The same list will tell you which of their collections have been updat...

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  • Find A Grave Meetups are Happening

    Oct 5

    Do you enjoy taking photos of headstones in cemeteries and putting that information on Find A Grave? You might want to participate in the upcoming Find A Grave meetups. Those who sign up should use the #FGDay on social media to let others know you are participating. Find A Grave is a website whose mission is to find, record and present final d...

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  • Recently Added at Ancestry.com – August 2016

    Sep 2

    Every month, Ancestry.com adds brand new information to its wealth of resources. The easiest way to keep up to date with those changes is to pay attention to the Recent Collections list on the Ancestry.com website. The same list shows which existing collections have been updated. There is a menu at the top of the list that lets you select what...

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  • Ancestry.com Opened New Headquarters in Utah

    Aug 25

    Ancestry.com has been in the process of building a new company headquarters since 2015. Typically, when a company says it will move its headquarters, it means it is leaving one state for another (or moving out of the United States entirely). Ancestry.com, however, is staying in the same state. Their new headquarters has opened. Ancestry.com i...

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  • Recently Added at Ancestry.com – July 2016

    Aug 5

    Ancestry.com frequently adds brand new information to its wealth of resources that it already has. The easiest way to keep up to date with those changes is to pay attention to the list on the Ancestry.com website that is titled: “Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry.” There is a menu at the top of the list that lets you select ...

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  • Genealogists Can Learn From Ancestry Academy

    Jun 15

    There is a wealth of knowledge on the internet that can be useful for genealogists. Many take the form of live webinars that are presented by some of the most popular genealogy websites. You can also find videos of classes that were presented at big genealogy conferences after the event is over. These are scattered across the internet, which mak...

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  • Database Sites at Public Libraries

    May 25

    It may not have occurred to you but your own local public library may have many of the subscription fee-based databases available free to you. Such resources as Ancestry.com, Fold3 (military records and related info), World Vital Records, Newspaper Archives, HeritageQuest, Newspaper.com or My Heritage sites can be accessed using computers at the li...

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  • World Memory Project Hits One Million Records

    May 12

    The World Memory Project is the largest free online resource of information about victims and survivors of Nazi persecution. The purpose of the World Memory Project is to restore the identities of the people that the Nazis tried to erase from history. The project can help families to discover the fate of their missing loved ones. The World Mem...

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  • FamilySearch Collection of Mexican Ancestor Records Grows

    Feb 25

    FamilySearch has had a collection of Mexico ancestor records that genealogists could search through. Recently, it has added more records to that collection. This was made possible due to FamilySearch's partnership with Ancestry.com. FamilySearch is one of the most popular genealogy websites. It is provided for free as a service by the Church of ...

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  • Probate Records Help Genealogists Trace Black Family Ancestries

    Jan 18

    Genealogists who are trying to learn more about ancestors who were slaves run into difficulties not faced by other genealogists. It isn't likely that vital records, such as birth certificates or marriage licenses, exist. It turns out that probate records may hold some information about your ancestors who were slaves. Probate records are document...

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