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How Is Digitizing Your Family History Back To The 12th Century

Quora | Posted 03.26.2017 | Technology

There is a natural and universal desire to know who we are and where we come from. Ancestry gives people the tools to discover more about themselves by uncovering unique family stories and documents, by connecting with relatives (known and unknown), by building out their family tree, and through our AncestryDNA test.

What's Your Name, Man?

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 01.21.2017 | Arts
Ann Lewis Hamilton

When I was in high school,, my grandmother assembled a family tree. She wrote letters and made phone calls to relatives, searched th...

Talking to My Ancestors

Sarah Beck | Posted 12.22.2016 | Religion
Sarah Beck

I had a conversation with my ancestors last night. Well, to be clear, it was a one-sided chat, and I did all of the talking. But I consider it a conve...

How Ancestry.Com Is Quietly Transforming Itself Into A Medical Research Juggernaut

Fusion | Daniela Hernandez | Posted 04.06.2015 | Home

In 1984, a genealogy geek named John Sittner published The Source, a book meant to unearth and analyze never-before-seen records that genealogists cou...

WATCH: He's Related To Obama, Clinton And Einstein.. Here's How To Know If You Are Too

TEDTalks | Posted 10.01.2014 | TED Weekends

Could you be cousins with Barack Obama? What about Gwyneth Paltrow or Albert Einstein? It's entirely possible. Find out why we're all more connected than you might think.

Recollections of the Big Bang

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.31.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

About 13.8 billion years ago, the hydrogen in my body emerged from the Big Bang. It spent eons just hanging around in the rapidly expanding and cooling universe. As stars became supernovae, the other elements in my body were forged and ejected into space.

June 28, 1914: What a Difference a Day Makes

Ross M. Wallenstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | New York
Ross M. Wallenstein

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand changed the world more dramatically than any other assassination in modern history. Similarly, the death of little Stanley Wallenstein on June 28, 1914 had a direct impact on my family.

New Orleans Archbishop Apologizes For Slavery, Posts Records Online

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS -- The Archdiocese of New Orleans on Tuesday (Feb. 1) unveiled a new online database containing reco...

Faces of America: Mehmet Oz and the Immigrant Story Pedigree

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Mustafa Oz arrived in Cleveland in June 1955, unable to speak English and without a friend or family member to guide him. Like most immigrants, his integration relied on the distinctly American magnanimity of strangers.

Faces of America: The True Dichotomy of Eva Longoria

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

It is the curious relation among the histories of cultures, families, and individuals that makes the assembly of our virtual families so endlessly fascinating. Here, we examine Eva Longoria.

Who's Your (Irish) Daddy? Henry Louis Gates Jr. Reflects On An Unknown Irish Ancestor

The Root | Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In one of my favorite Malcolm X speeches, the brilliant rhetorician asks, "What's your name? It isn't Smith or Jones or Bunche [as in Ralph] or Powell...

Hillary Clinton And George Stephanopoulos Are Likely Related, Henry Louis Gates Reveals (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Acclaimed author Henry Louis Gates is getting ready for the debut of his new show on PBS, "Faces of America," in which he explores the genetic history...