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Family Tree University is Offering “48 Ancestry.Com Search Tips” as a FREE Download

I downloaded a copy of the new 48 Ancestry.Com Search Tips eBook from Family Tree University this morning. It’s written by Nancy Hendrickson, author of the upcoming new book, Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com – a book many of us are looking forward to. The Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com is planned to ship in mid-November 2014. […]

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Mormons Getting Free Access to Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com & FindMyPast.com Ahead of Schedule

The following excerpt is from the April 2 edition of the Deseret News. SALT LAKE CITY — Free access to three prominent genealogy websites may be coming sooner than expected for LDS Church members. In February, FamilySearch.org, a nonprofit family history organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that LDS […]

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Genealogist John Grenham Comments on Ancestry.com’s Posting of Irish Data

The following teaser is from an article published in the March 24, 2014 edition of IrishCentral.com: The world’s leading genealogy website is threatening to dominate the Irish heritage industry, according to new claims. The Irish Times consultant genealogist John Grenham writes that Ancestry.com has changed the face of Irish heritage forever. The website has added […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Danish Vital Records From FamilySearch

A few days ago, Ancestry.com posted more Danish data that they received from FamilySearch.com. This data is for burials in Denmark between the years of 1640 and 1970. They had earlier posted databases for Denmark, Select Baptisms, 1618-1923, and Denmark, Select Marriages, 1635-1916. I did a search for Kirsten Nielsen, and got back 69,346 hits! […]

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Ancestry.com Adds 3 Million Irish Records

The following news release is from Marketwired: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Mar 13, 2014) – Ancestry.com announced today the addition of over three million historical records that will help people of Irish descent explore their connections to the Emerald Isle. These include more than 25,000 birth, marriage and death records as well as 2.7 million new […]

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Ancestry.com Kills “Old Search”

For a number of years we’ve been able to search Ancestry.com with “Old Search,” as well as the default search known as “Primary Search.” Most of us haven’t used “Old Search” for years, so we won’t miss it, but there are those who, being comfortable with it, still used the “Old Search” right up until […]

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Ancestry.com LLC Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2013 Financial Results

The following is from the finance.yahoo.com website: 2013 Total Non-GAAP Revenue $561.5 million, Up 15% Year-Over-Year – 2013 Adjusted EBITDA $211.6 million, Up 18% Year-Over-Year PROVO, Utah, Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. Financial performance for the periods was […]

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Ancestry Day Coming to Philadelphia on March 15, 2014

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to partner once again with Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online genealogy website, to bring Ancestry Day to Philadelphia. This full day of genealogy lectures will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, March 15. More than 600 people have already registered, and we are expecting a […]

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Ancestry.com Expands Groundbreaking Collaboration With FamilySearch

The following news release was received from Ancestry.com this morning. It’s so nice to see Ancestry and FamilySearch working hand-in-hand to get records digitized and posted online. That’s sooo different than the competitive and somewhat adversarial relationship the firms had not all that long ago. In reading the announcement, I take it that Ancestry will […]

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Ancestry.com Teams Up With New York City Municipal Archives to Bring a Free Index to More Than 10 Million Birth, Marriage & Death Records Online

The following News Release was written by Ancestry.com staff: PROVO, UT–(Marketwire – Jan 16, 2014) – Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced the availability of an index to more than 10 million New York City birth, marriage and death records, spanning 1866-1948, for free online at Ancestry.com/NewYork. The new index, made […]

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Ancestry.com’s Branch Out Sweepstakes – ending Dec. 31, 2013

Would you like to win a sweepstakes worth $3,346 that includes research done by the ProGenealogists firm, DNA testing, and photo book, and an Ancetry World membership! If so, check out the Branch Out Sweepstakes being conducted by Ancestry.com. Enter once before midnight PST December 31, 2013. Click here to read the rules…

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Genealogy At A Glance: Ancestry.com Research

Even if you have been living under the proverbial rock, you will still have heard of Ancestry.com, and more than likely, as genealogist, have spent some time using the site. Ancestry.com is larger than all other commercial genealogy sites combined. Ancestry is an enormous database, or rather, a collection of more than 30,000 databases holding […]

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Ancestry.com and the Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online

The following press release is from Ancestry.com Ancestry.com and the Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online New Agreement Provides a View of the Past through Historical News Reports (Provo, Utah) – November 18, 2013 – Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, is proud to announce a collaboration with the Associated Press that […]

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Ancestry.com New Content: Military Records, Virgin Islands Vaccination Journals, and the 1921 Census of Canada

From the November 1, 2013 posting on the Ancestry.com blog New records are piling up like the leaves on my front lawn. Veterans Day has its roots in WWI, and we added several WWI-era databases last week. Georgia was home to more training camps than any other state during World War I; you’ll find more […]

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Danish Immigrant Museum Changes its Name

Word has been received that the Danish Immigrant Museum of Elk Horn Iowa has changed its name to Museum of Danish America. They have stated that while their name is changing, their mission will still the same. The only national institution of its kind with a professionally-trained curatorial staff, The museum has a 30 year […]

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