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  • Don’t Label Me—But Do Label Your Ancestors Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:31:25 +0000
    FamilySearch Family Tree is seriously huge. With over a billion unique names, it is the largest family tree in the world. Navigating such a large tree to connect with your ancestors can be tricky. We recently added a new feature called “Labels” that will, as it continues to develop, provide a new way to place […]
  • RootsTech 2018 Latter-day Saint Classes Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:56:31 +0000
    Now that RootsTech 2018 had ended, refresh what you learned about inviting the spirit into family history work. Revisit this page throughout the year to access downloadable presentations, helpful links, and more from 10 Latter-day Saint family history classes presented at RootsTech 2018. Family Discovery Day Temple & Family History Consultants The Importance of Family […]
  • Women’s History Month Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:42:57 +0000
    The influence of strong, faithful women has been felt throughout history and continues to bless countless lives around the world. Who are the women that shaped your family? Do you know their stories? Do you know what their lives were like? If not, celebrate Women’s History Month this March by learning about the inspiring women […]
  • Relative Race: Season 3 Delivers Reality TV at Its Best Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:40:48 +0000
    Reality TV wasn’t my thing until I saw Relative Race for the first time. Now, after waiting a year, the third season is finally slated to begin on Sunday, March 4 at 9:00 p.m. eastern time ­(7:00 p.m. mountain time) on BYUtv. I can’t wait! From the first episode, I was hooked on the family […]
  • Web Indexing: Reviewing Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:22:34 +0000
    Searchable records are a huge part of what makes family history research possible. A lot happens to a record from the time it is found in the basement of an old municipal building to the moment it’s published online for you to track down. Indexing is one of those very important steps, but what comes […]
  • Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters of World War I Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:33:47 +0000
    by Kayla Jackson Though the shortest month of the year, February is packed with opportunities to celebrate. On February 14, we show affection to our loved one by sending chocolates and gifts on Valentine’s Day. On the third Monday of the month, we celebrate the birth of George Washington and remember the sacrifice of all […]
  • #NotAtRootsTech 2018? Here’s How to Participate Virtually Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:53:10 +0000
    RootsTech 2018 has arrived! Over 4 days (February 28–March 3), thousands of family storytellers and historians will converge on the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, to learn about collecting, preserving, and sharing family stories. But the world’s largest family history conference isn’t just for those who live close enough to go. In […]
  • Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:52:41 +0000
    If a basic search on is the only approach you use to find your ancestors, you might be missing out on a lot of potential discoveries. The records you can find by performing basic searches represent only a small portion of what’s available on FamilySearch. In fact, 77 percent of the free historical records […]
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  • Timeless: Taxi Drive to NASCAR Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:25:14 +0000
    One of my favorite things about family history is uncovering the stories of ordinary people.  People who lived their lives in unassuming ways but still managed to do pretty incredible things.  All too often, though, those stories get lost to time in the face of bigger and brighter personalities.  Family history is a way to Read More
  • How Do I Find My Irish Cousins among My DNA Matches? (This Works for 331+ Other Regions, Too.) Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:55:28 +0000
    Isn’t It Time You Were Irish? Has Saint Patrick’s Day left you wondering about your Irish ancestors? Who they were? Where they came from? How they got here? Whether you really have some? Ancestry—and AncestryDNA—can help. You’ll find more than 200 million Irish records on, and AncestryDNA can help you track your Irish roots Read More
  • ICYMI: New Record Collection Arrivals Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:48:10 +0000
    Just in case you might have missed them during the harried hustle of the holidays or the long winter’s night, we asked three of our favorite family historians to dish on some of their favorite new records on Ancestry. Ten years between U.S. federal censuses is just long enough for families to move, people to Read More
  • Timeless, Marie Curie, and WWI Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:08:09 +0000
    Here at Ancestry, the Research and Editorial Team (of which I am a part) loves the TV show, Timeless.  It makes sense.  The show centers around a group of time travelers.  And, what family historian do you know that doesn’t wish they could travel back in time to the places their ancestors lived? (If you Read More
  • Inspiring At-Risk Youth Through Heritage and Art Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:08:21 +0000
    What if knowing your history could give you a greater sense of confidence and inspire your direction in life? “The project was made to be liberating, eye-opening, and informative…an effort to spark interest in individuals to discover their heritage and to learn more about the history of their origins.”
— Thomas Evans Following the success of Read More
  • 5 Genealogy Goals for the Family Archivist Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:00:19 +0000
    Genealogists wear many hats — researcher, writer, preservationist, archivist. We always want more time to track down our elusive ancestors, but if you inherited family photos, documents, or keepsakes, there’s no time like the present to safely preserve your treasures for the next generation. Here is a list of family history tips to help you Read More
  • Walking Where Ancestors Walked: Travelers Give High Marks to First Genealogy Tour Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:00:04 +0000
    A hike to an old stone barn on a sheep farm in the country. A walk through a graveyard. An 11-day bus ride with 22 complete strangers.   This may not immediately sound like the description of a dream vacation. But talk to California resident Vicki Stuber for two minutes, and you’ll be convinced that Read More
  • The Pros Share Their #GenealogyGoals for 2018 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:18:40 +0000
    January is a time to take stock of the past year and make plans for the new one ahead. In addition to resolutions about food and exercise, it’s the perfect time to set some goals related to family history. Not sure where to start? Two Ancestry professional genealogists recently shared the pet projects they plan Read More
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  • Two Sisters From Across the World Reunited Through MyHeritage DNA Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:15:36 +0000
    A recent MyHeritage DNA Match brought together two half-sisters living on opposite sides of the globe, one in Holland and the other in Australia. You can read the heartwarming story in the MyHeritage Blog at and watch a video of the reunion in the video player below or at:
  • Forces War Records Adds New Online UK Army Records Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:35:13 +0000
    The following announcement was written by Forces War Records: The specialist military genealogy website has added the 1800’s Worldwide Army Index, containing over 500,000+ records compiled from musters contained in WO 10-11-12 War Office Paylists held at the National Archives, Kew. Whilst census returns have revealed many long-lost souls there was still the matter of […]
  • Intermountain Healthcare to Build Global DNA Registry with 23andMe, MyHeritage, and AncestryDNA Data Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:20:44 +0000
    Genealogy and DNA continue to be mixed together in an attempt to prolong human lives. The following is an announcement from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute: A team of researchers from Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute plan to build a global DNA database of genetic test results and EHR histories, Intermountain […]
  • Human Longevity, Inc. Hires Former Ancestry Executive, Scott Sorensen, as New Chief Technology Officer Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:14:54 +0000
    Scott Sorensen has been the Chief Technology Officer at Ancestry, Inc. for 16 years. He is now leaving the company for a new position. The following announcement was written by Human Longevity, Inc.: SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2018 — Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) – the genomics-powered health intelligence company – announced today that Scott Sorensen […]
  • Spring Offer from The Family History Researcher Academy: 20% off their English/Welsh Family History Course Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:15:49 +0000
    The following announcement was written by the Family History Researcher Academy: The Family History Researcher Academy has launched a special 20% off ‘Spring Offer’ on their popular English/Welsh Family History Course and its available only until April 2nd. Instead of the regular $14 per month subscription you can now join up for just $11 a […]
  • Plus Edition Newsletter Has Been Sent Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:10:45 +0000
    To all Plus Edition subscribers: A notice of the latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter was sent to you a few minutes ago. Here are the articles in this week’s Plus Edition newsletter: (+) How to Send Blog Articles, Announcements, or a Newsletter by Bulk Email For Your Info: I am Back Online After Being in […]
  • Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:30:32 +0000
    The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events: British Columbia, Ontario, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events. All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You […]
  • (+) How to Send Blog Articles, Announcements, or a Newsletter by Bulk Email Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:00:57 +0000
    The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  The following article is for anyone who needs to send a large number of identical, or nearly identical, email messages. Perhaps you need to send 1,000 messages to attendees of your society’s annual conference. Perhaps you write a blog and would […]
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