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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!!                                                                                                           

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Standing United
The entire Ancestry family is horrified and appalled by the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville. We not only condemn the violence that occurred but are deeply disturbed by the ideologies of the white supremacist groups who marched there. As a company, we believe in the importance of diversity, unity and acceptance, as well as Read More

New to Ancestry: Criminal and Prison Records from Chester County, Pennsylvania
Does your family tree have roots in colonial Pennsylvania? If it does, you may want to check out an index of Chester County criminal and prison records that Ancestry recently acquired. The collection includes five databases of records that have long been available on Chester County’s website. Some records date back to 1681, one year Read More

6 Tips for a Successful Family History Road Trip
As summer winds down, many of us will be hitting the road for one last trip. For some, the family vacation will also include some family history research. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it. Get Out There and Mingle August is prime time for county fairs and local festivals. Read More

When Is It Time to Hire a Professional Genealogist?
Ever stared at a car’s underbelly and had belated second thoughts about your decision to change the oil yourself? Or have you found yourself buried in complex financial documents on April 14, desperate to meet the impending tax deadline? Maybe you asked, “Why didn’t I just hire a professional to do this?” It can be Read More

The Hochstetler Massacre
When talking about family history, my mom would sometimes tell me the story of an Indian massacre. A distant ancestor of ours had been murdered by a neighboring Indian tribe. She couldn’t remember many details, and I’d always assumed her story was a myth. But while tracing a branch of my family tree back to Read More

Want to Star in an Ancestry Commercial?
Have your AncestryDNA results inspired you to travel somewhere new or achieve something great? Tell us about it! Nothing speaks to the power of Ancestry better than our very own customers. Were currently in search of the most compelling and unique customer stories to feature in a future Ancestry commercial. Visit our entry pages to submit a Read More

Is AncestryDNA helpful for Jewish Genealogy?
Experts discuss common pitfalls and share their strategies for success Autosomal DNA testing has become a standard tool used by many genealogists, and it has helped people discover unknown Jewish ancestry. But using autosomal DNA in Jewish research is filled with challenges, due in large part to the Jewish Diaspora and a long history of Read More

Go Fishing with Cousin Bait
Are you making it easy for cousins and fellow genealogists to find your family photos in an Ancestry online photo gallery? Genealogy bloggers often use “cousin bait” to catch relatives searching the internet for family names, but did you know that Ancestry Public Member Trees can help catch cousins too? What is “cousin bait” and Read More

Enhancing Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results
As the AncestryDNA service has grown, we are increasingly hearing about families taking DNA tests together. Family members want easier and more powerful ways to collaborate with each other to make discoveries in their family story, all while still maintaining control and privacy of their own information. We recently made some changes that allow Read More

How Did Your Ancestors Shape Our Nation’s History?
As we celebrate the founding of this great nation, many will wonder, “What role did my ancestors play in establishing the freedoms we enjoy today?” You may be surprised by what you discover. As a nation, we honor the founding fathers, who risked their lives and liberty to declare our independence, but many others contributed Read More