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U.S. wills and probate records on Ancestry.com

There are new databases of will and probate records at Ancestry.com. They contain over 170 million documents from all 50 states. In the past, to see these documents, you probably had to visit the county courthouse. I don’t remember Ancestry digitizing … Continue reading

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Ancestry DNA: new features

Ancestry offers DNA testing. Last week they announced new features available at their website, if  you have your own Ancestry subscription. These are called Shared Matches and DNA Circles. If you’d like to know more about them you can check: … Continue reading

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Social Security Applications and Claims Index

New recently at Ancestry.com: the U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936 – 2007. This is a “companion to” the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) we’re all familiar with. It contains about half as many records as the SSDI, … Continue reading

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Changes to Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com has made some changes to its user interface. If you just use Ancestry to search its databases, the changes are minor and cosmetic. If you have a subscription to Ancestry and keep your family tree there, you’ll see major … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and Free Ancestry Accounts

For Memorial Day weekend (now through midnight Monday), Ancestry.com is offering free access to its U.S. Military Records collection. If you’re interested, be sure to use this link: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/memorialday2015. After you enter a search, you’ll be prompted to enter your … Continue reading

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