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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Murphy family bliss, revisited

While browsing Ancestry this week, I re-read a newspaper snippet posted on several family trees. “What a great piece of genealogy for the blog,” I said to myself. Well, it turns out I shared this story with readers a couple years ago. With your indulgence, here it is again:

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How good are the new indexes?

When the indexes of Catholic parish records were released by Ancestry and findmypast this month, did you wonder how dependable and thorough they were?

Ancestry discount for AARP members

Here’s something to keep in mind if you’re contemplating a new Ancestry.com subscription:

Ancestry offers a 30% discount for AARP members.

Hey, it apparently even applies if you’re already with Ancestry and want to renew!

Check it out: www.ancestry.com/cs/us/aarp?o_xid=57372&o_lid=57372&o_sch=Partners

A penny saved is a penny earned!

(Thanks to FW for another good tip.)

Specials on DNA testing – beware!

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a DNA test, now’s the time to act. Traditionally the major DNA testing companies offer specials around the holidays.

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Free access to Ancestry military records

To commemorate Veterans Day, Ancestry.com is offering free access to its entire collection of global military records for six days, from November 6 through November 11.

Researching WWII records at NPRC

It’s Family History Month 2015 at Ancestry.com where the theme is “Learn something new about your ancestors every day.”

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BIG NEWS from Ancestry!

In a press release today, Ancestry announced the launch of 170 million pages from the largest collection of wills and probate records in the U.S. – that means searchable records from 337 years (1668-2005) and all 50 states!

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Irish/UK records free on Ancestry this weekend

Now’s your chance to search for ancestors across the pond at no cost! Ancestry.com is offering free access to their Irish and UK records from Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31 (6:59 Central Time).

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Soc Sec Applications & Claims Index, 1936-2007

Yesterday Ancestry.com announced the release of a new database, Social Security Applications and Claims Index,1936-2007.

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