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
A Genealogy Timeline of NFL Teams

A Genealogy Timeline of NFL Teams

Fans of American football will be glued to their TVs Sunday for Superbowl LII, which pits the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots started as the Boston Patriots in 1959, when the American Football League (AFL) was being organized. The Eagles were an NFL expansion team in...Read more
Findmypast Adds Millions of UK Electoral Registers

Findmypast Adds Millions of UK Electoral Registers

53 million+ England and Wales electoral registers now on Findmypast Genealogy subscription website Findmypast recently announced the release of more than 53 million electoral registers for England and Wales. The new database, England & Wales Electoral Registers 1920-1932, improves upon Findmypast’s previous electoral register collection by “reprocessing the original documents...Read more
Best Genealogy Websites of 2018 (Live from FGS): Episode 123

Best Genealogy Websites of 2018 (Live from FGS): Episode 123

Listen to this Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode here:  This Month in Family History Online content direct Ashlee Peck joins us to discuss the building of the Berlin Wall and its impact on genealogy research. Two possible impacts to your research: Many families were separated by the wall, some of...Read more
Explore the Vivid-Pix Fix to Restore Your Family Photos

Explore the Vivid-Pix Fix to Restore Your Family Photos

Enjoy a Free Webinar If you have family photos or old documents that you’d like to restore and improve, you’ll enjoy this free webinar sponsored by Vivid-Pix Restore, a program designed to bring your old photos and family documents to life with a few clicks. Sign up for this FREE...Read more
Breaking News: RootsWeb URL’s Begin Working Again

Breaking News: RootsWeb URL’s Begin Working Again

It’s been 7 months since RootsWeb was made unavailable after the company’s security team discovered issues with the website. At that time, Ancestry.com’s Information Security Team received a message indicating a security researcher had found a file which contained email addresses, username and password combinations from a RootsWeb.com server. Ancestry.com’s research...Read more
5 Genealogical Whodunits to Add to Your Reading List

5 Genealogical Whodunits to Add to Your Reading List

We recently shared our two-part interview with genealogical mystery author Steve Robinson. A pioneer of the growing sub-genre, Robinson just released the seventh volume in his popular series starring American professional genealogist Jefferson Tayte. Be sure to check out our conversation with Robinson, and then add these page-turners to your reading...Read more