Published by Ancestry: Building a WWII Timeline of Service

This is a guest post by Jennifer Holik. Researching an individual in our family tree often requires us to create a timeline of the individual’s life. On that timeline we place important events such as birth, marriage, education, residence, and death. We follow the same process for a World War II soldier, except we are specifically…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/22/building-a-wwii-timeline-of-service/

Published by Ancestry: On the Street Where They Lived: Exploring Your Ancestor’s Hometown in UK, City, Town and Village Photos, 1857-2005 Collection

Market House, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, 1880Have you ever wondered about the places where your ancestor lived? What did their street look like? The church they attended? What was the view as your ancestor went into town or to the market? Thanks to Francis Frith, many of us can now get a glimpse of ancestral…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/08/14/on-the-street-where-they-lived-exploring-your-ancestors-hometown-in-uk-city-town-and-village-photos-1857-2005-collection/

Published by Ancestry: Shaking the Trees: Finding Family with a Little Help from Friends

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Rawlins, Editorial Manager at AncestryMy grandfather David Beatty Stewart, my mother’s father, died in a 1924 car crash along with Mom’s mother and little brother; Mom (age 13) was the only survivor. So far, I have been unable to trace Mom’s father’s father, probably also named David Stewart…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/07/31/shaking-the-trees-finding-family-with-a-little-help-from-friends/

Published by Ancestry: SSDI’s New Companion: U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) was among the first collections posted on Ancestry when the website first began adding content back in 1996. Since then, it has been a boon to researchers looking for 20th-century ancestors and those doing descendancy, heirship, and other types of forensic genealogical research.Once you locate an ancestor in the SSDI,…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/07/24/ssdis-new-companion-u-s-social-security-applications-and-claims-index-1936-2007/

Published by Dick Eastman: A Scavenger Hunt in the Cemeteries

Here is an idea for your local genealogy society or local historical society: a scavenger hunt. John McVicar of Cambridge, Ontario, created an elaborate scavenger hunt of gravesites and monuments of famous people buried across Cambridge. He knew it would grab the interest of a few fellow genealogy and local history enthusiasts, but he didn’t…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/21/a-scavenger-hunt-in-the-cemeteries/

Published by Ancestry.com Blog: Ask Ancestry Anne: How Do I Find Trees?

Question: Are there any plans to update searching for specific public trees? —PhyllisAnswer: Last month I answered a question about using and trusting other trees you find on Ancestry, which led to a lively debate to say the least!   And I’d like to suggest another article that might shed some more light on the subject: Perils…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/07/02/ask-ancestry-anne-how-do-i-find-trees/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ask-ancestry-anne-how-do-i-find-trees

Published by Genealogy Blog: The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research

The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research is another in a line of laminated guides released as part of The Portable Genealogist series from The New England Historic Genealogical Society. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. There are several more guides that have been previously reviewed on this site,…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=35483

Published by Dick Eastman: Ancestry.com is Giving Free Access to 13 Colonies Records for July 4th

Ancestry.com is offering free access to many records concerning the original 13 US colonies as part of it’s 13 Colonies Collection at http://www.ancestry.com/cs/julyfourth2015. Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until July 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/02/ancestry-com-is-giving-free-access-to-13-colonies-records-for-july-4th/