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The Ancestry Insider · 1d ago

NGS 2017 Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline is MONDAY (#NGS2017GEN)

Monday is the early bird deadline for the National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference! Gak! I should have warned you earlier! This year the conference is in Raleigh, North C...
The Ancestry Insider · 3d ago

The New and Improved Find A Grave Shown at #RootsTech

At RootsTech 2017 Peter Drinkwater showed off a late-alpha prototype for a new Find A Grave website. Fearing the worst, he was quite happy when the presentation didn’t devolve into a lynchin...
The Ancestry Insider · 5d ago

AncestryDNA Personal Discoveries Project

I visited my DNA page last Saturday to see if the new Genetic Communities feature has launched yet. It hasn’t. But I did see something new. Ancestry gave me the opportunity to take a survey....
The Ancestry Insider · 6d ago

Don’t Let Your Research Be Flushed Down the Toilet

The Monday Mailbox, “17 Years of Research Being Flushed Down the Toilet,” drew lots of great suggestions on ways Larry—or anyone else—can preserve your research before you are gone. Doris W...
The Ancestry Insider · 1W ago

Insider Ketchup for 17 March 2017

Lot’s of stories I didn’t get to this week. Time to ketchup. I received my March 2017 newsletter from Ancestry. The newsletter linked to an Ancestry sponsored three minute YouTube video fro...
The Ancestry Insider · 1W ago

Watch #RootsTech 2017 Videos

I’ve written a lot about RootsTech 2017. Whew! That was quite the conference. According to FamilySearch, RootsTech reached 180,000 people around the world. More than 13,000 from most U.S. st...
The Ancestry Insider · 1W ago

New Additions to Ancestry Management

Ancestry announced recently the addition of two members to their executive management team: Nat Natarajan, from Intuit, Executive Vice President of Product and Technology Vineet Mehra, fro...
The Ancestry Insider · 1W ago

Future of Family History Center Microfilm

FamilySearch Family History Center staff are increasingly having hard times keeping their microfilm readers operational. Parts are becoming hard to obtain. On a Yahoo discussion group, one s...
The Ancestry Insider · 1W ago

No, They Can’t Change Your FamilySearch Genealogies File

I responded to a question about preserving genealogies in my article “17 Years of Research Being Flushed Down the Toilet.” I pointed out FamilySearch Genealogies. Among the responses were se...
The Ancestry Insider · 2W ago

Legassick Serendipity

Christine Edwards submitted this tale of serendipity to my RootsTech contest. Thank you, Christine! I was staying for a week at a small hotel in downtown Salt Lake City and spending my days ...