Goodby to the Ancestry Insider

A faithful blogger has put down his virtual pen and paper. The Ancestry Insider – “unofficial and unauthorized” commenter on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org – announced the end of his online newsletter last week.

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Poor Law Union removals from England

Ancestry.com blogs can be regular sources of historic context about their records. Today’s Ancestry UK posting is an excellent example.

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Free Ancestry access to Irish/UK/Commonwealth records

Ancestry.com is offering free access this weekend to its Irish, UK, and Commonwealth records! According to the ad, that’s their biggest free-access event ever.

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Ancestry bugs?

Have you experienced problems with Ancestry.com and thought it might be a programming bug?

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Ancestry offering free access thru Mar 19

The week of St Patrick’s Day is definitely a good time to do a little research! Ancestry.com is offering free access to its Irish collection, until 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 19.

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Getting the most out of Ancestry.com

Saturday, March 11, is IRISH SATURDAY, sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). On the second Saturday of most months, you can join us for classes at the MGS Library or get help with your Irish genealogical research.

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Second cousins discovered after 70+ years

Tomorrow is opening day of the South Dakota pheasant-hunting season so we’re here in my hometown for a few days. This morning – over a leisurely cup of coffee – we watched a heartwarming TV segment on the CBS morning news program.

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Love those waving green leaves!

I popped into Ancestry.com and found a new hint, one of those waving green leaves.

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The Scot in North Ireland, North Britain, and North America

Among Ancestry.com’s new records is the book, The Scotch-Irish, or The Scot in North Ireland, North Britain, and North America.

Written by Charles A. Hanna and published in 1902, the book fills nearly 1300 pages in two volumes. The tome “outlines the most noteworthy events of Scottish history… (and)… mentions many prominent Scots-Irish individuals in […]

YouTube interviews (military pensions and historical maps)

Ancestry.com has shared 8-minute YouTube clips from interviews with genealogical experts, “Exploring U.S. Military Pension Files with Loretta Evans” and “Historical Maps Reveal Much More Than We Think” presented by Pamela Boyer Sayre and Rick Sayre.

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