Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What is your Family History? Find out with Ancestry.com!

I have always been interested in History.  Even as a child, history was my favorite subject in school.  Unfortunately, it was not until after I lost both my parents that I became interested in finding out about my family history.  When my parents died, I realized that I really did not know much about my family tree.  Last year, I gave myself a wonderful Birthday present...a membership to Ancestry.com!  I have enjoyed digging and discovering just who my ancestors were and where they came from.  I was under the mistaken impression that most of my ancestors came from Germany, however; thanks to Ancestry.com, I have been able to determine that most of my relatives came from the British Isles. 
My Grandparents


My Dad and his brothers
Ancestry.com makes is so easy to fill in the gaps with their "leaves" which are hints, based on information that you provide.  If you know a name or even a place, you can search thousands of records for information about your ancestors.  I have been so pleased with Ancestry.com that I plan on renewing my Annual World Explorer Membership in September.

Recently, Ancestry.com added the 1940 U.S. Census information to it's vast searchable collection of historical records. They now have 25 states and the District of Columbia indexed and searchable, a total of 55 percent of the 1940 U.S. Census population, with more states coming soon!

Thanks to Ancestry.com, I am pleased to offer one of my lucky readers a Ancestry.com genealogy kit, including a 6 month Deluxe U.S. Membership and a copy of Family Tree Maker 2012 for either Mac or PC.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thank you to Ancestry.com for providing the Genealogy kit as a giveaway for one of my readers and also a copy of Family Tree Maker 2012 to aid in my review.  The opinions stated in this post are my own.

55 comments:

  1. I've been slowly doing the research on my family's roots. So, I know a little

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  2. I don't know much because I only have one surviving grandmother and she "doesn't like to talk about the past".

    Rafflecopter name: Mary Happymommy

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  3. i dont know much about my father side of the family. my mother side came from Austria & poland/russia.

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  4. I don't know much about my family history.

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  5. I've searched my family tree for the past 6 years and have found out a lot. My family roots are British/Irish/Scottish/Welsh/German/French.

    chrystaljns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I know a little about my family history.

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  7. No, we know very little about our ancestry. My Mom has really been wanting to join Ancestry.com and this would be a great activity to keep her occupied this winter.

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  8. I've done a little research and have come up with some very interesting information about my family.

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  9. Very little, I'm second generatiopn European, my mother was raised by her aunt, my Dad had a brother who passed away long ago, very little information came to Americal with them.

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  10. I kno w back to greatgrandparents

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  11. We only have tracked back to the late 1800's, and have trouble finding records from Europe.

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  12. I don't know very much about my family history, except that my great-grandmother came here from Ireland.

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  13. I know a bit since I've been working on my family history for a few years.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  14. Yes, I know a lot about my family history.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. My aunt traced our family back to the 1700's, when we first came to America.

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  16. I know some, but not as much as I would like

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  17. My father's line is traced to 1557 - lots of work to be done with my mom.
    Thank you.

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  18. I know very little of my family history, and I'd love to learn what I can.
    sylphie@rocketmail.com

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  19. I've started to learn a little about my family history, and have even located a few distant cousins over the internet!

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  20. I would like to look up the history for one of my adopted sons, who we know nothing about.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  21. very little on my moms side.

    dani marie

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. A bit as I've already signed up for ancestry

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  23. I know quite a bit about my Maternal side of the family but not the paternal side and I'm trying to research my husband's paternal side, too. This would really help!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  24. I know A Lot about my family history!


    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  25. I know several generations going back on both sides. My mom did a lot of work with the old Family Tree Maker software. I'd love to take over for her..

    My kids have been asking to go on ancestry.com lately!

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  26. I'm a huge genealogy freak! One line I have traced back into royalty and the vikings. It's such a thrill to find things.

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  27. I know a lot about my mom's side because a distant relative made a family history book for us.

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  28. I don't really know much at all

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  29. I don't really know much at all. I need to find out more since most of my family has died that knew my family history and I didn't write it down when I had the chance

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  30. I dont know anything before my granfather came from germany!!
    weta1972@yahoo.com

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  31. No i do not, but i would love to find out more about it. Thank You!

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  32. I know some of our family history because a cousin on my mother's side has done all the family research. Unfortunately with my father's side there was a courthouse fire which is hindering my progress with that search.

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  33. I know a good bit about my family's history but NOTHING about my husband's, which I would like to research.
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  34. I don't know much about my family history. So this would be nice!

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  35. I know a little. but not too much.

    Austin Heape

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  36. I know almost nothing about my family history.

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  37. I know a little, but not enough. Thank you.
    jaquerichards at yahoo dot com

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  38. very little
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I know my dads side but not my moms

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  40. Yes, My mom and I have both been doing genealogy for several years. With the new 1940 Census being released I would love to win this! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Tiffany Hearn

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  41. I actually know quite a bit, at least on a couple of ancestry 'tracks'. But when my daughter and I were talking about something a few weeks ago, we realized that my maternal grandmother's family is a little less known to us, and we decided that would be the next group we would work on.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  42. I know a little, but nothing past my great grandmother

    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

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  43. i hardly know anything about my family history
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  44. Thanks to Ancestry.com alot more now!
    This year my mom started using the site to find info on my dad's dad. He was adopted and didn't know who his mother was. Thanks to the site, we were able to find out who she was and reunite him with his half sisters at the age of 84. Its never too late!
    I wanna win and use this to find out about my mom's side.

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  45. I know a lot about my Dad's side, but not much about my Mom's or my in-laws.

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  46. I know very little about my family history, but I would love to learn more!

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  47. i only know to my grandparents but not much after that

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  48. Not on my dad's side. I don't even know my grandfather's name. And my looks and traits come from mostly that side so I really would love to know more.

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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  49. I would like to know alot more,espically about my Dad's side. We were suppose to have land because of our Indaian heritage but it was stolen from us. A lot of land.

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  50. I know some but would love to know a lot more!

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  51. A few things here and there but most of it is from another country.

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  52. I know a little, but would love to know more.

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  53. i know very little but would love to do some more research.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway...we have gone back to the 1840's so far on my Father's side; 1850 on my Mom's.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Brian E.

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