6 Records to Trace Ancestors Who Served in World War I Posted by Diane

The United States declared war on Germany 100 years ago this month,on April 6, 1917, joining the side of the Allies in the Great War. See all the countries caught up in the conflict in our timeline ofWorld War I war declarations.

More than 650,000 from Canada and Newfoundland and about 4 millionfrom the United States served in the military.

Social History & Noah Wyle's Civil War Ancestry on "Who Do You Think You Are?" Posted by Diane

I remember Noah Wyle from his days portraying a wide-eyed medicalstudent on "ER." Last night on "Who Do You Think You Are?" we sawhim tracking down his third-great-grandfather J.H. Mills, who served the Confederacy in the Civil War andfought in the bloody Battle ofShiloh.

Later, in Mississippi, newspaper articles show J.H.

Family Tree Maker 2017 Introduces FamilySync, Ditches TreeSync Posted by Diane

Time to Sync Your Family Tree Maker and Ancestry Trees Important news for Family Tree Maker software users: SoftwareMacKiev, the company that acquired Family Tree Maker from Ancestry.com early last year, will release Family Tree Maker 2017 on March 31.

Previous versions of Family Tree Maker used something calledTreeSync to sync your software with your tree onAncestry.com.

AncestryDNA Genetic Communities First Look! My Mom's Munster Irish Connections Posted by Diane

I've been hoping DNA testing would shine some light on my Irishorigins. But since I'm just 1/16 Irish through a set ofthird-great-grandparents on my mom's side, her DNA test might bemore useful than mine in this regard.

We haven't made any connections with cousins who know where we comefrom in Ireland, but we did learn Mom is a "likely" member of what AncestryDNA calls theMunster Irish geneticcommunity.

Keep Calm and Carrigan On: Using Collateral Research to Find Irish Ancestors Posted by Diane

Collateral research—studying the siblings and cousins of your ancestors—can help you overcome some of the hardest genealogy roadblocks. In this case study from Claire Santry's new book The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide, Editor and Content Producer Andrew Koch uses collateral research to discover his Irish immigrant ancestors in records from the Emerald Isle:

9 Timesaving Hacks for Ancestry, FamilySearch & Other Top Genealogy Websites Posted by Diane

These quick tricks for some of the genealogy websites you use mostoften will help you get to the records you want faster. You'll findeven more genealogy website hacks in the March/April2017 Family Tree Magazine, our special genealogy websites issue.

Map your family tree locations in MyHeritage. In the menu onthe left side of your MyHeritage home page, select PedigreeMap, and the site generates an interactive world map of events inyour online tree.

Foreshadowing and Courteney Cox’s Royal Roots on “Who Do You Think You Are?” Posted by Diane

WARNING: Spoiler alerts ahead!

Courteney Cox's lengthy family tree is unfurled.

Whenever a WDYTYA? celebrity says at the beginning of the episode “I hope I don’t find X in my family tree,” it’s foreshadowing. You know the person is going to find X in a BIG way.

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