Ancestry® Family History Learning Hub

Family History
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Ancestry® Family History
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Get the most out of the family history resources available on Ancestry and learn how to find generations of your family and their stories.

Puerto Rico Records

If you are Puerto Rican by origin, your DNA likely reflects a multiethnic genetic mix of Indigenous Taíno, African, and Spanish heritage. But when it comes to personal identity—like your name—the Spanish element in Puerto Rican surnames is prominent.

Learn more about Puerto Rico Records

Featured Family History Articles

What Led To the Opening of Oklahoma Territory?

Do you have Oklahoma roots in your family tree? Join Ancestry® to explore the many historical record collections Ancestry has to offer about your family's potential involvement in the early days of Oklahoma’s history.
Learn more about the Oklahoma Land Rush

Finding Maiden Names

It’s common to start exploring your family history by looking for known family surnames. Tracing our female ancestors can be challenging, but luckily there are many different ways to tackle this often difficult hurdle.
Learn more about Finding Maiden Names

Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Americans have rarely experienced as much hardship as they did during the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration created jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers. Find out how the New Deal and the WPA impacted your family.
Learn more about the WPA

The African Diaspora in the Americas

Between the 16th and 19th centuries, an estimated 12.5 million Africans were taken from their homelands. Many people in the Americas may find that they have connections to Africa that they never would have imagined.
Learn more about The African Diaspora

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Going Beyond Family History

AncestryDNA® Learning Hub

Learn how DNA can give you new details about your family history or even help you connect to your past in a deeper way.

AncestryDNA® Traits

What makes you, you? Learn how certain characteristics may be passed down in your DNA.

AncestryDNA® Glossary

Learn how DNA can give you new details about your family history or even help you connect to your past in a deeper way.