Tag Archives: ancestry.com

Slides from How To Reveal Your Female Ancestor’s Story on Ancestry.com

Here are my slides from How To Reveal Your Female Ancestor’s Story on Ancestry.com that I presented Thursday at FGS in San Antonio.  What a fun crowd!

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PDF Slides for How To Reveal Your Female Ancestor’s Story on Ancestry.com

You will also find blog posts on the people I talked about and other female stories in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks!

Also, to see slides from my search presentations,  check out Slides and Presentations, specifically: Exhaustively Searching on Ancestry.com and Successfully Searching to Reveal Your Ancestor’s Story on Ancestry.com

 

Happy Searching!

Presentation Slides from Midwestern Roots

I had a great time at Midwestern Roots 2014 in Indianapolis this past weekend!  Lots of enthusiastic and energetic researchers. :-)

I’ve uploaded my presentation slides from my 4 presentations at Midwestern Roots.  Check out the Slides and Presentations Page for the PDF’s of those presentations.

St. Louis Archives Fire

Also, I mentioned that my blog post Ask Ancestry Anne: Why Can’t I find my World War II Veterans Records? might be useful to some of you who were trying to figure out which records were available for World War I and II Veterans.

 If you find any new finds on Ancestry.com, Fold3 or Newspapers.com  let me know!
Happy Searching!

Between The Leaves: A Google Hangout from Ancestry.com

We’ve start a new series on Ancestry.com called Between the Leaves.  It’s a genealogy chat show for some of the genealogist who work at Ancestry.com: Myself, Juliana Szucs Smith, Amy Johnson Crow and Crista Cowan.  The first episode was a lot of fun to film and I can’t wait to do the next one!

Enjoy!

Power Point Slides from Wytheville Family History Day and NGS 2014

I presented Successfully Searching for Your Family Story at both Wytheville and NGS.  Here are the slides from those talks.

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Searching Successfully to Reveal Your Ancestor’s Story on Ancestry.com

Slides from My Talk on Using Military records on Ancestry.com and Fold3

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Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Perspective: Extracting Stories from Military Records on Ancestry.com and Fold3

Slides from RootsTech Presentations –Motivation Monday

Myself and Lou Szucs at RootsTech 2014
Myself and Lou Szucs at RootsTech 2014

I presented two lectures at RootsTechs 2014:

  • Learning How To Tune Your Ancestry.com Search
  • Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Perspective: Extracting Stories from Military Records on Ancestry.com and Fold3

If you were there and would like a copy of my slides or are interested you can find the PDF’s on my Slides and Presentations page.

March is Women’s History Month. Sorting Saturday.

March is Women’s History Month!  Over on my Ask Ancestry Anne column at Ancestry.com, I’m running through The Accidental Genealogist’s blog prompts for the month, so check in with me there if you want to play along.

Here is something fun from my friends over at Archives.com for Women’s History Month.  I dare you not to find something inspiring in here.  Dare you.
National Women's History Month - Archives.com

A few upcoming speaking engagements. Tuesday’s Tip

I have a few speaking engagements coming up that you might be interested in.  I usually post my slides when I’m done, so if you can’t attend, you can view them later.

March 16, 2013: Ancestry Day, Blue Springs, Missouri

The Midwest Genealogy Center is sponsoring an Ancestry Day with Ancestry.com in Blue Springs, Missouri.

I will be doing two presentations:

  • Find them Fast: Searching Secrets to Help You Find Your Ancestors Stories on Ancestry.com
  • Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Perspective: Extracting Stories from Military Records on Ancestry.com and Fold3

Also, the ever amazing Lou Szucs will be there as well speaking on:

  • Extraordinary Clues in Ordinary Records
  • Hidden Treasures at Ancestry.com

March 21-23: RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah

I will be doing one lecture and participating in a panel at RootsTech this year:

April 5 – 6: The Fairfax Genealogical Society’s Annual Spring Conference and Spring Expo

I do not have the schedule for the Fairfax Spring Conference yet, but will post them when I do.

Ancestors from Outer Space and Constructive Criticism. It’s Follow Friday!

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

Two on Archives.com

Slavery-Related Court Petitions Online Database from Genealogy Decoded

Two from The Legal Genealogist

That Was Constructive Criticism, You Fool! from Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog

Two stories continued:

And a couple of my posts on Ancestry.com Sticky Notes

My Top Ten Blog Posts for 2012 on Finding Forgotten Stories

My most visited page on the blog is my How To Videos page where I post links and slides from my presentations that I do for Ancestry.com. Also the page Blogs You Should Read is highly viewed. (Maybe I should update that!)

But here, in order are my most read posts for the year:

  1.  Treasure Chest Thursday — Sourcing Presentations
  2. Sorting Saturday — Making Sense out of the Mess or Sources Matter
  3. Sorting Saturday — Good Source, Bad Source, Exhaustive Search
  4. Sorting Saturday — The Legend of Middle Names
  5. Tuesday’s Tip — Ask Ancestry Anne’s Top 20 Search Tips
  6. Treasure Chest Thursday — The Gillespie Family Bible Page from the Gillespie Family BiblePage from the Gillespie Family Bible
  7. Gilbert McClung Gillespie
  8. Tuesday’s Tip — Ancestry Magazine on Google Books
  9. Wisdom Wednesday: It is what it is, it aint what it aint
  10. Sympathy  Saturday– Miss You Dad

    Gilbert McClung Gillespie's (1940-2012) grave site at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia
    Gilbert McClung Gillespie’s (1940-2012) grave site at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia

That’s a pretty wide variety!

To everyone who has followed me this year, thank you.  I learn so much by writing this blog and I’m glad you are sharing the journey with me. :-)

Follow Friday: Biplanes, Brickwalls, and Blogs

Haven’t done one of these in awhile, but lots of good blog posts out there.  Here are a few you don’t want to miss:

From the Legal Genealogist

From Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog