Welcome to AncestorNews

I’m nuts for family stories!

My name is Nancy Hendrickson and I’m passionate about family history. I built this site to (hopefully) inspire you to start saving your family stories and photographs.

As a life-long genealogy buff and author (Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, Second Edition and Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook) I’ve filled this site with articles and  images to help you achieve that goal. Whether you’ve been searching for decades or just a few months, welcome!

I’ve also written several other genealogy books – just pop over to Amazon and type in my name and you may find another book to your liking. It’s possible that my 52 Weeks of Genealogy Projects will be a perfect fit for you right now.

I also publish a *free* monthly Letter that’s filled with great genealogy finds, free webinars, and book reviews.  If you want to receive the Letter,  fill out the form on the top of the right column.  Please note, the Letter has information that doesn’t appear on this site – it’s premium information for subscribers only.

If you’re looking for a specific topic,  use the Search form (right column). It will search through the more than 400 blog posts and hopefully help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Want to Create Your Own Family Tree Book?

If you’re at a point  in your family tree research where you want to create your own family book but aren’t sure how to get started, I offer one-on-one coaching. Click the link for more information.

Need Some Ideas for Incorporating Everyday Life & History Into Family Stories?

  1. The Spanish Soldier
  2. The 18th Century Blacksmith
  3. Family Camping – 5 Ideas for Great Stories
  4. Grandparent Stories
  5. Words & Pictures

Have you read My Solution for the Five Reasons You Haven’t Started Your Family Story Project?

If you want to capture family stories

See my quick and easy method for capturing “little” stories