Ancestry® Family History Learning Hub

Family History
Learning Hub

Ancestry® Family History
Learning Hub

Curiosity CenterAncestry Family History Learning Hub

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

U.S. Military Records

Some war stories get passed down through generations, others may never have been shared, and still more are likely to have been lost over time. When you dive into the Ancestry military record collections, you can gain new insights into your family history about an individual's involvement in serving their country.

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Featured Family History Articles

Historical Tax Records

The details found in historical tax lists can offer unique insights into the lives of your ancestors. Paired with the frequency in which tax records have been prepared, historical tax records can be invaluable to your genealogy research.

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Buffalo Soldiers

While tracing your roots, you may have come across family stories about Buffalo Soldiers—African American soldiers who served in the U.S. military. Ancestry® record collections can be used to help you learn about potential Buffalo Soldiers in your family’s history.

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Occupations and Job Histories

How much do you know about what your ancestors did for a living? Exploring an ancestor’s job history can provide so much more than just the cold, hard facts about the person. Discovering more about your ancestors is a thrilling and often introspective pursuit.

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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.

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Getting Started with Family History

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.

Curiosity Center

Curious but not sure where to start? Find insights, inspiration, and inroads to help you make your own discoveries.