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  1. Ask Ancestry Anne: Is the Family Civil War Story True?
    Question: My great grandfather Henry Melrose was with the 1st West Virginia Cavalry in the Civil War and was in the 1889 Oklahoma land run. What a life! I think he was at Gettysburg. At some point he was shot and left for dead but survived. Where and when was he injured? Was he a POW? Where… Read more
  2. Ancestry Weekly Roundup: September 29th Edition
    Blog Posts Ancestry.com The Dreaded Brick Wall: What To Do Next? by Brian Gallagher Join Us For Find A Grave’s Community Day on October 18th by Kristie Wells Throwback Thursday: Library Memories by Juliana Szucs Smith Get It on Paper: Printing Your Ethnicity Estimate by Anna Swayne From London to Ghana with Reggie Yates on… Read more
  3. The Dreaded Brick Wall. What to do next?
    The Dreaded Brick Wall   How can I get past a brick wall? When you run across a brick wall in your research, what do you do? You may be tempted to send your laptop on an expedition out of the first floor window, and who could blame you? A brick wall can be incredibly frustrating.… Read more
  4. What We Are Reading: September 26th Edition
    Fall is officially here! (For those of you in the southern hemisphere: Spring is officially here!) Cooler temperatures and shorter days make it a great time to curl up with some good reading. Oh, who am I kidding – it’s always a great time for reading! Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this week:… Read more
  5. Between The Leaves: It’s in our DNA
    In this episode, professional genealogists Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith were joined by AncestryDNA product manager, Anna Swayne who shared how DNA testing can provide break through’s in your family history research. We also learned Crista’s mom has 48 pages of possible cousin matches, wow! We hope you’ll be able to use… Read more