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Genealogy: Putting Together a Puzzle of Your Past

For some, genealogical research may conjure up images of basements filled with dusty historical records and trips to archives in far-flung places. But Ancestry® puts family history opportunities at your fingertips with the world's largest online collection of family history records. Read more ...

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The 1920 Census and Your Family at the Start of the Roaring Twenties

The 1920 U.S. Census was held at a pivotal moment in American history. Woodrow Wilson was president, soldiers had returned from World War I, and the country was just recovering from the Spanish Flu pandemic. Learn more about the 1920 Census

Coming to America: U.S. Immigration at the Turn of the 20th Century

The late 1800s and early 1900s were a period of significant immigration to the U.S., as millions sailed from Europe in search of a better life. Read more about U.S. Immigration

Pearl Harbor: What Did It Mean for the U.S. and Your Family?

December 7, 1941 was an unforgettable day for millions of American families marking the beginning of their World War II stories. Read more …

Birth Certificates: A Cornerstone for Family History Research

Birth certificates are used as proof of identity to get state ID cards, driver’s licenses, passports, and more. Birth certificates are also key for genealogy. Take a look…

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.

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AncestryDNA® Traits

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

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AncestryDNA® Glossary

Curious about science and your DNA? Here’s a list of key terms and topics to help you better understand your genetics.

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