Published by Ancestry: Researching U.S. Merchant Marines

People researching members of the U.S. Merchant Marine have to be creative with their searching, as the records aren’t as plentiful as they are for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard. Recently, that search became a little easier for those who are researching in the early 20th century. U.S., Merchant Marine……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/11/16/researching-u-s-merchant-marines/

Publicado por Ancestry: Conceptos básicos de historia familiar: Consejos para entrevistar a tus parientes con vida

As we expand globally, Ancestry is committed to offering our educational content in multiple languages so we’re beginning to offer several of our most popular blog posts in Spanish. This post below is available in English and can be found here.  El hecho de compartir el legado de tu familia es de gran importancia al……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/11/11/conceptos-basicos-de-historia-familiar-consejos-para-entrevistar-a-tus-parientes-con-vida/

Published by Ancestry: Keeping Tabs On Suffragettes: The Official Watchlist

To coincide with the recent nationwide release of the film ‘Suffragette’, the official watch list containing details of over 1,300 suffragette arrests has been published online by Ancestry, in association with The National Archives. Digitised from the original record held at The National Archives in Kew, the online collection available on Ancestry – England, Suffragettes Arrested, 1906-1914 –…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/30/keeping-tabs-on-suffragettes-the-official-watchlist/

Published by Ancestry: Ancestry Mexico Launches with More than 220 Million Searchable Mexican Historical Records

We are pleased to announce the launch of new online services that will help Mexicans and the estimated 34 million Mexican Americans* research their family history. More than 220 million searchable historical records from Mexico, including new birth, marriage, and death records dating back to the 1500s are now available on the Ancestry site, many of…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/28/ancestry-mexico-launches-with-more-than-220-million-searchable-mexican-historical-records/

Published by Ancestry:  Ruth Starr Rose Reveals Unique Stories of the Founding Families of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Anna May Moaney – Ruth Starr Rose Imagine your family rediscovering the beautiful talents of one ancestor after more than eighty years. That was the case for the family of artist Ruth Starr Rose. Rose was from a progressive family. She was a Vassar graduate as well as student at the New York Art Students…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/21/ruth-starr-rose-reveals-unique-stories-of-the-founding-families-of-marylands-eastern-shore/

Published by Ancestry: Ask Ancestry Anne: Is This Relationship Working?

Question: How can I tell how people are related to others in my tree? Answer: Knowing who was related to whom can help you solve mysteries in your tree. First, let me show you how to see how everyone is related to you and then how to adjust for anyone in your tree. When you…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/22/ask-ancestry-anne-is-this-relationship-working/

Published by Ancestry: All We Need Is Love: How Your Ancestors Courted Back in the Day

[Photo credit: Shutterstock]Courtship: A period when a couple gets to know one another exclusively in order to determine whether they might become engaged or otherwise commit to each other. How did your grandparents and great-grandparents court and fall in love? These days, couples in Western countries usually date casually — though online matchmaking has recently…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/13/all-we-need-is-love-how-your-ancestors-courted-back-in-the-day/

Published by AncestryBlog: Finding a Name: Why Probate Records Are a Gold Mine for African Americans

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Juliana Szucs, Family Historian for Ancestry Family historians tracing black family ancestries love wills and probate records. Why? Because these seemingly dry and bloodless documents are full of priceless information about our enslaved African American ancestors. Probate records document what people owned, who they loved, and what was…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/12/finding-a-name-why-probate-records-are-a-gold-mine-for-african-americans/

Published by Ancestry: Murder and the Family Story

This is a guest post by Jennie Kaufman which originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine.  When seven-year-old Annie Lemberger was murdered in 1911, the mystery surrounding the crime reverberated throughout the community. Ninety years later, a distant relative discovered exactly what happened to Annie—and how it affected his own family’s history. Magdeline Lemberger rose before dawn on…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/09/03/murder-and-the-family-story/