Published by Ancestry: How I Became Chinese: The Story of One Woman’s Search for her Chinese Roots

Beijing, Summer 2008. Standing on a corner near the Silk Road, just a few blocks from my hotel, thousands of Chinese passed me by. They were all hurrying somewhere. Not me. That day, I had no destination; I just wanted to see if a Chinese metropolis like Beijing had the hustle and bustle of my……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2016/02/08/how-i-became-chinese-the-story-of-one-womans-search-for-her-chinese-roots/

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Published by RootsandRecombinantDna: Sharing Your AncestryDNA Matches List with Other Members

If you’re an AncestryDNA (from Ancestry.com) member, did you know that you can share your DNA MATCHES list (and full Ethnicity Estimate results) with other AncestryDNA members? And you can do it without giving up your log-in information? Chances are you didn’t know, but that’s cool. It’s a real simple process and I’m going to show…

http://www.rootsandrecombinantdna.com/2016/01/sharing-your-ancestrydna-matches-list.html

Published by Ancestry: Professional Genealogist Shares How She Succeeded at Pre-1850 Census Research

We had the privilege of interviewing Peggy Lynn Clemens Lauritzen, AG, about how she works past the 1850 census. Tune in below to hear what she recommends in terms of getting past those tick marks in the earliest census records. ` Looking for helpful blank forms and charts? Ancestry has them available for free here. Learn more about……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2016/01/11/professional-genealogist-shares-how-she-succeeded-at-pre-1850-census-research/

Published by Ancestry: Member Spotlight: How AncestryDNA United Previously Unknown Sisters

After years of researching her European ancestry, JoLynn was surprised to discover a document that indicated one of her great-grandmothers was of African descent. Without more of a paper trail to follow, she took an AncestryDNA test to confirm her ethnicity results and discovered MUCH more! Ancestry: What inspired you to trace your family using……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/12/16/member-spotlight-how-ancestrydna-united-previously-unknown-sisters/

Published by Ancestry: All Members Now Moving to the New Ancestry

Over a year ago, based on extensive research into our members’ wants and needs, we set out to build a better website that reinvents the way Ancestry helps you discover and tell your family story. On December 15, we will complete the final transition worldwide to the new Ancestry site. Since introducing the new site……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/12/14/all-members-now-moving-to-the-new-ancestry/

Published by Ancestry: Popular Toys in History: What Your Ancestors Played With

A tea party circa 1913. (Courtesy of William Creswell) Toys haven’t always been a part of childhood. It was only during the Victorian era that families began viewing play time as central to a child’s development. Paired with industrialization, that meant the invention of many new and exciting toys, with some more enduringly popular than…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/30/popular-toys-in-history-what-your-ancestors-played-with/

Published by Ancestry: Exploring the Scottish Calendar of Confirmations

The below is guest blog post from Scottish-based family historian Chris Paton. Ancestry’s new database, Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936, is a fantastic resource that can help you to discover whether your Caledonian ancestors left estate behind after they passed away. If so, it will allow you to identify which……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/11/30/exploring-the-scottish-calendar-of-confirmations/