Friday, April 3, 2009

Articles at

I noticed that Juliana Smith hasn't posted many articles on the 24/7 Family History Circle blog recently. I went looking for her work on the Learning Center and found a whole set of new online publications there.

Among the "goodies" on the site are:

* The Ancestry Weekly Discovery - The Ancestry Weekly Discovery brings a weekly boost to your research with helpful articles, tips, and information on the latest new tools to help you discover your family's history. It's also a gateway to the 24/7 Family History Circle blog where you can interact with columnists and other readers and share your tips and comments on newsletter posts.

* The Ancestry Monthly Update -- The Ancestry Monthly is an e-mail newsletter created specifically for subscribers and registered users. Each issue contains great articles that tell you what’s new on the site and explain how to get the most out of your subscription. Get tips that will help you with your family history, discover exciting new record collections, or check out interesting and humorous finds from readers just like you.

* Ancestry Magazine -- Why did they come here? Where did they live? What were their lives like? And how do I learn more? When all you know about great-great-gramps is a name, turn to Ancestry Magazine. Six times a year, Ancestry Magazine and Ancestry Digital Magazine give you the insight, experience, and know-how you need to transform your family history questions into answers. From original articles to expert advice, rely on Ancestry Magazine to help you uncover your past.

* Article Archive -- The description of the archive is the same as for the weekly discovery set - an error I'm sure that will be fixed soon! Proofreaders on strike? The Article Archive is the collection of over 13,000 articles by respected genealogy writers on every topic you can think of. The site has a Search box - input a topic or an author's name to see the holdings.

There are also Videos and Webinars available at the Learning Center.

All of the articles, videos and webinars are FREE at the Ancestry Learning Center. They are a tremendous resource, especially for beginning researchers, or for researchers working with a new-to-them topic or record set.

You can sign up to receive the Ancestry Weekly Discovery and Ancestry Monthly Update newsletters via email. I did - I don't want to miss anything!

1 comment:

Geolover said...

Randy, you are right, the Learning Center has been improved.

I particularly noticed absence of the old ad flogging the defective and outdated FTM 2008.

But I can find no link to the 24/7 Family History Circle blog. No link to it appears in a search for it, although after repeated date refinements I finally found a link to an article there as a link several boxes below the articles found by the search engine.

This is not something promoted in the USA?