Ancestry.com Search Dos and Don’ts

Ancestry.com Search Dos and Don’ts

Ancestry.com is a powerhouse for your genealogy searches, but it’s more than just a database. Take advantage of our search dos and don’ts below to improve your results. Then, become an Ancestry.com power user by signing up for our 4-week course. Do Search Strategically While there is something to be...Read more
Genealogy Sabbatical: Scouting for Thomas in the Census and City Directories

Genealogy Sabbatical: Scouting for Thomas in the Census and City Directories

My troubled and troublesome third-great-grandfather Thomas Frost, a carpenter born in England in 1827, left me some interesting records later in his life.  But before that, I didn’t have much of a genealogy timeline for Thomas. His unsettled ways make it hard to predict where he’d turn up, and to...Read more
Ancestry.com Working to Save the Stories of WWII Veterans

Ancestry.com Working to Save the Stories of WWII Veterans

Veterans Day is approaching, giving us an opportunity to honor our loved ones and ancestors that have fought and made sacrifices for our country and our freedom. One of the most important and meaningful things you can do to celebrate the contributions that veterans have made is to take the...Read more