Money Growing on Trees: Ancestry Buying and Selling

Money Growing on Trees: Ancestry Buying and Selling

While the world's largest online family history resource, Ancestry.com, awaits a possible buy out, they are keeping busy buying other companies. Yesterday, Reuters reported that Permira Advisers LLP has emerged as the front-runner to take Ancestry private in a deal...

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Texting fave OMG! has Roots Back to World War I

Texting fave OMG! has Roots Back to World War I

If you have teens in your family then chances are you have heard the phrase OMG which stands for oh my God. But have you ever wondered who started it? You may have thought it was Alicia Silverstone in the 1995 movie Clueless, but actually you have to dig much further...

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California in the 1940 Census

California in the 1940 Census

Archives.com and other community project partners recently announced the release of the California 1940 census index, and have provided a neat infographic highlighting California in 1940. I was particularly thrilled to see the searchable California index released...

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Blast from the Past: A Patriotic Tintype and New App

Blast from the Past: A Patriotic Tintype and New App

Since tomorrow is Independence Day here in the U.S., I thought about posting a list of where you can research your revolutionary war soldiers, but everyone else is doing that! And besides you should be enjoying the day with the most important family members if at all...

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Family History Never Tasted So Good!

Family History Never Tasted So Good!

We all have cookbooks in our kitchen, many of which were handed down to us by our mothers and grandmothers. In addition to be overflowing with delectable recipes, they are often brimming with family history. Today I'd like to share with you a recipe mystery that...

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