bE2_W402_400x400Anne Gillespie Mitchell has been chasing her ancestors up and down the Great Wagon road through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years.  She currently works for Ancestry on a variety of products including search, Ancestry Library Edition, AncestryK12 and RootsWeb.


Anne has taught genealogy courses at many national conferences including NGS, FGS and RootsTech and SLIG.  You will find her teaching many online courses on a variety of topics at Ancestry Academy

Always looking to increase her knowledge of methodologies and records she has completed the Boston University Online Genealogy Certificate course as well as multiple week-long institutes at SLIG and IGHR.

Before Ancestry she worked in the internet industry in software development and has been a product manager for companies including CNET, Webshots and Excite@Home.  She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, where she also taught Computer Science for 8 years.

Anne’s passion for history and computers have merged into a lifelong fascination for genealogy and developing and methodologies to carve important clues out of historical documents.