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  1. #AncestryChat Returns: Family History Research in 140 Characters or Less
    If you’re like us, you can’t get enough family history, whether it’s researching or learning new things to try. Since there are few things better than talking with others who feel the same way, we’re taking it to Twitter! Earlier this month, we reintroduced our real-time Twitter chat using the hashtag #AncestryChat. Based on your feedback,… Read more
  2. Ask Ancestry Anne: How Can I Share My Family Tree in an Interesting Way?
    Question: How can I transfer my information from my family tree to some sort of hard copy, such as a computer printer copy ?  I would like to make copies for family members. Answer: Printing your tree out is possible from a program like Family Tree Maker, but I suggest you go with something with… Read more
  3. Immigration to and Migration Within the U.S. in the 1900s
    The wave of immigration that started in the 1880s continued into the 20th century. Immigration peaked in the first decade of the 20th century with more than 9.2 million immigrants coming into the U.S. in those ten years. With many of the immigrants coming from southern and eastern Europe, there was a push to control… Read more
  4. Ten Free Data Collections to Get You Started With Your Family History
    Money a little tight?  Are you looking for a free way to get a relative hooked on family history? (Aren’t we all?) Creating trees on Ancestry is always free — you just need to register. Check out these free data collections to help fill in some branches: 1940 US Census: Find one ancestor in here and… Read more
  5. History of Jewish Migration to the United States
    This is a guest post by Gary Mokotoff Jews have been coming to the Americas literally since Columbus discovered America. Luis De Torres, a Jew, was Columbus’ interpreter on his maiden trip. Migration of Jews through the centuries, for the most part, came in waves primarily because of persecution, but also for economic or political… Read more