4 Tips 4 Improving Your Ancestry.com Searches

4 Tips 4 Improving Your Ancestry.com Searches

Are Your Searches Turning Up Effective Results? A search is a search is a search, right? Not necessarily, especially when it comes to Ancestry.com’s massive database. If you want to increase your success in finding records of your ancestors, you’ll love these Ancestry search tricks and strategies, straight from our...Read more
AncestryDNA Map Reveals Matches’ Locations—and Yours

AncestryDNA Map Reveals Matches’ Locations—and Yours

A new tool has appeared to help you sort your AncestryDNA matches: a Matches Map. It’s currently shown as being in beta format, so it’s still being rolled out and tested. You can find it on your DNA Results Summary page along the top menu bar, shown below:   When...Read more
PeopleLegacy, A New Genealogy Website, Causes Controversy

PeopleLegacy, A New Genealogy Website, Causes Controversy

A new website is raising eyebrows around the genealogy community. Some have accused PeopleLegacy of appropriating wholesale data from Find A Grave, another free genealogy website. The new site hosts 130 million digitized genealogy records, which it claims come from public sources. Genealogists and bloggers such as Dick Eastman, Randy...Read more
AncestryDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates

AncestryDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates

AncestryDNA test-takers may be in for a bit of a surprise when they next view their results. Today, AncestryDNA rolled out adjustments to the ethnicity estimates of their 10 million-plus users. Let’s take a look at these AncestryDNA updates and see how they might affect your results. What changed? AncestryDNA...Read more
Ancestry.com News: Family Group Sheets Have Returned

Ancestry.com News: Family Group Sheets Have Returned

If you’ve missed having access to Family Group Sheets on Ancestry.com, rejoice! This beloved view of parents and children in a family tree has returned. We’ve got the details. What are Family Group Sheets? A Family Group Sheet is a view of parents and children in a family. The easy-to-read format shows names,...Read more
Terrific Genealogy Technology at Your Fingertips

Terrific Genealogy Technology at Your Fingertips

Terrific Genealogy Technology What’s more important to your genealogy? Getting the latest gadgets and newest technology or using what you have to its fullest capacity? If you answered the latter, you’ll love this week-long workshop, The Best Technology for Smart Genealogy. While you will discover some new apps and websites...Read more
Beginner Tips: Where to Look for Great Ancestor Stories

Beginner Tips: Where to Look for Great Ancestor Stories

  One of my favorite aspects of genealogy is finding a good story. Maybe an ancestor took part in an historical event, clawed his way to economic success, survived an arduous migration or even committed a crime. The kinds of things you might see on an episode of “Who Do...Read more
23andMe Files Lawsuit Against Ancestry.com

23andMe Files Lawsuit Against Ancestry.com

On Friday, May 11, 2018, 23andMe hit genealogy rival Ancestry.com with a false advertising and patent infringement lawsuit in California federal court. 23andMe is seeking to to invalidate Ancestry’s “Ancestry” trademark , claiming that the latter company sells a DNA-based ancestry test that infringes on 23andMe’s patent. Here’s what you...Read more