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  1. AncestryDNA Goes to DNA Days in DC
    Last weekend we attended the 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference in Washington, DC. Over three days, 500+ people joined together to learn more about DNA testing and how to use it as a tool in your family history research. It was exciting to see so many come out and spend three days focusing entirely on… Read more
  2. Tamzin Outhwaite Discovers a Rags to Riches Tale on “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK)
    New Tricks actress Tamzin Outhwaite will be the next celebrity to discover her family history on  Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night. Tamzin has gained fame for playing London characters and her parents are from London’s East End. However, she is also aware that she has Italian roots.   “I do know that there is definitely an… Read more
  3. Survey Says: Our Genealogists Share Their Favorite Cemeteries
    Asking some genealogists to name their favorite cemetery is sort of like asking a parent to name their favorite child. Yet that’s exactly what I did to some of the people I work with. (No, I wasn’t trying to put them on the spot!) I’m fairly obsessed with cemeteries and was curious as to some… Read more
  4. Between The Leaves: Phone Calls From Heaven
    Our Between the Leaves hangout is an informal, and hopefully educational, conversation hosted by professional genealogists Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith. We ask them questions and they share their personal experience with us all. This week we asked the the ladies: “If you could speak to one ancestor,… Read more
  5. MyCanvas Finds a New Home in Alexander’s
    This past June, we announced that we were retiring the MyCanvas website and service in September 2014. We’ve heard from many people who love MyCanvas and hate the idea of it going away. Well, we have some good news for you: It’s not going away after all! We were successful in finding a new home for… Read more