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LOOK: Newly Released Documents Give Boozy Insight Into Prohibition Era

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

Warning: some of these images may be disturbing to those who love beer. In newly released documents and photos obtained by Ancestry.com and Newspap...

Genealogy: Tips for When You're Stuck in the 19th Century

Robin Raskin | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Every few years I get the urge to dabble in genealogy. And every few years it gets a little easier. In the early 90's it was Family Tree Maker, replete with multiple floppy disks. Ship manifests and census were just becoming available digitally. Not for the faint of heart.

My Incredible Experience With Ancestry.com

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Now that I'm over 50, I've become particularly curious about my lineage. I didn't much care about it when I was in my 20s, 30s or 40s but I now feel a strong urge to learn about my roots. Am I distantly related to Lincoln or Gandhi or Dickens or Attila the Hun? Okay, Attila the Hun might be a stretch.

The Reluctant Traveler

Helen Davey | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Helen Davey

I love a good story. I especially love a good story if it's true. And most of all, I love a good story if it's true, and it's about my family. History comes alive for me when I can imagine my own relatives living in different times and places, connected to me, and yet unknown in so many ways.

Ancestry.com Reportedly Agrees To $1.6 Billion Buyout

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - An investor group led by private equity firm Permira Advisers LLP has agreed to buy genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc for about $1.6 bill...

Is Obama Now Black (Enough) Because He's White?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices
Marcia Dawkins

President Obama embodies and embraces tough questions about race like few others. His ever-evolving racial identity questions the construction of the color line.

Obama's Slave Roots Discovered

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices

President Obama's ancestry has always been a hot topic. Between the birther debates that the Supreme Court dismissed last month to the country's diffe...

An Ancestral Revolution

Cheryl Wills | Posted 10.17.2011 | Black Voices
Cheryl Wills

Genealogy may seem like an innocuous hobby, but in this age of smartphones and e-Readers, more and more families are anxious to download two very basic and sometimes profound answers: Who am I and where did I come from?

Jake Bialer

How Fast Is Google's New Social Network Growing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jake Bialer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

Facebook has over 750 million users. More than 200 million Twitter accounts have been created. So just how big is Google Plus, the social network Goog...

Custer's First Stand: Old West Point Applications Put Online

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ALBANY, N.Y. — Years before leading his vastly outnumbered troops to their doom at Little Bighorn, a young George Armstrong Custer was described...

They're Related?!?

The Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Talk about awkward family reunions. Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are related, according to research done by genealogists at Ancestry.com. Odds are a...

The Ghosts of America's Past Speak

Cheryl Wills | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Wills

It's called the U.S. Immigration Collection. Americans who are eager to do more than just connect the dots in their family's tree can listen online to invaluable oral histories of their ancestors.