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President Barack Obama and the first family take the stage in Chicago after the president's re-election

 President Barack Obama Re-election Victory Night 2012!!                                                                                                           


Timeless: Taxi Drive to NASCAR
One of my favorite things about family history is uncovering the stories of ordinary people.  People who lived their lives in unassuming ways but still managed to do pretty incredible things.  All too often, though, those stories get lost to time in the face of bigger and brighter personalities.  Family history is a way to Read More

How Do I Find My Irish Cousins among My DNA Matches? (This Works for 331+ Other Regions, Too.)
Isn’t It Time You Were Irish? Has Saint Patrick’s Day left you wondering about your Irish ancestors? Who they were? Where they came from? How they got here? Whether you really have some? Ancestry—and AncestryDNA—can help. You’ll find more than 200 million Irish records on Ancestry.com, and AncestryDNA can help you track your Irish roots Read More

ICYMI: New Record Collection Arrivals
Just in case you might have missed them during the harried hustle of the holidays or the long winter’s night, we asked three of our favorite family historians to dish on some of their favorite new records on Ancestry. Ten years between U.S. federal censuses is just long enough for families to move, people to Read More

Timeless, Marie Curie, and WWI
Here at Ancestry, the Research and Editorial Team (of which I am a part) loves the TV show, Timeless.  It makes sense.  The show centers around a group of time travelers.  And, what family historian do you know that doesnt wish they could travel back in time to the places their ancestors lived? (If you Read More

Inspiring At-Risk Youth Through Heritage and Art
What if knowing your history could give you a greater sense of confidence and inspire your direction in life? “The project was made to be liberating, eye-opening, and informative&an effort to spark interest in individuals to discover their heritage and to learn more about the history of their origins.”
— Thomas Evans Following the success of Read More

5 Genealogy Goals for the Family Archivist
Genealogists wear many hats — researcher, writer, preservationist, archivist. We always want more time to track down our elusive ancestors, but if you inherited family photos, documents, or keepsakes, there’s no time like the present to safely preserve your treasures for the next generation. Here is a list of family history tips to help you Read More

Walking Where Ancestors Walked: Travelers Give High Marks to First Genealogy Tour
A hike to an old stone barn on a sheep farm in the country. A walk through a graveyard. An 11-day bus ride with 22 complete strangers. This may not immediately sound like the description of a dream vacation. But talk to California resident Vicki Stuber for two minutes, and you’ll be convinced that Read More

The Pros Share Their #GenealogyGoals for 2018
January is a time to take stock of the past year and make plans for the new one ahead. In addition to resolutions about food and exercise, it’s the perfect time to set some goals related to family history. Not sure where to start? Two Ancestry professional genealogists recently shared the pet projects they plan Read More

RootsWeb Security Update
Update: RootsWeb updates can be found on RootsWeb homepage. We want to share an important security update with you. Last Wednesday, December 20, Ancestry’s Information Security Team received a message from a security researcher indicating that he had found a file containing email addresses/username and password combinations as well as user names from a RootsWeb.com Read More

Sharing Genealogy Costs with Family Members Helps Spread the Wealth
Maybe you have thought about hiring a professional genealogist to help tackle a nagging research question or build out your family tree, but the cost has kept you from moving forward. You’re not alone. Just like hiring an expert in any field, accessing the experience and knowledge of a trained genealogist can be expensive. If Read More