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Charlie Pajor

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I did some cemetery walking last weekend for my genealogy work and found this damaged headstone . It is for my great great grand uncle's wife in the St. Dennis cemetery in Lockport, Illinois. Her two young sons who preceded her in death are here as well, listed on the base of the stone but you cannot read their details. I only know because of a local historic perseveration group that published a listing of all the graves in 2002. Mary Coyne Freeland was only 31 when she died in 1880. Her husband Daniel Freeland remarried and moved to South Dakota, where he died in 1926.
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The cemetery records have been compiled and published by the Will Grundy Counties Genealogical Society, www.wggs.org. 
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UPDATE (Sunday, June 22, 1:55pm ET): Our tech team continues to work on the issues following the DDoS attack. Currently we are aware of the following issues:

* Mac version of Family Tree Maker is not syncing
* GEDCOM downloads from Ancestry Member Trees are not currently available
* The following websites are currently offline: MyFamily, MyCanvas, Mundia, Y-DNA/mt-DNA, and Genealogy.com (please note we will be extending the retirement date on each of these and will have details to share once these sites are restored). Rootsweb is also still offline.

Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA on when these will be resolved, but will continue to post updates as we have them. If you are experiencing any other issues not mentioned here, please contact our Member Services department and we would be happy to assist you.
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CarlaPage- please do us all a favor...either chill out or go away ( and it matters not to me which option you choose). Did you ever stop to think that just maybe there were things that had to be fixed before they could even begin fixing Rootsweb.... Kinda like have a main electrical line down and a line from the ole to your house down.. if they fix that line from the pole to your house you still won't have electricity unless they fix that main line first!  In others words- as  granny said " get a grip on and get over yourself!"
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Jerry Kocis

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Ancestry is keeping Twitter informed regarding site problems, even though they aren't posting here.
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I did the AncestryDNA test when the program launched. One of my very first matches has been puzzling me since that time. She messaged me today feeling puzzled like I do. She explained that she works for a couple of her local genealogical societies and is, therefore, extra frustrated that she can't solve the puzzle. As it turns out, my first cousin is the head of one of those societies and they know their relationship. Puzzle solved. I love a good coincidence.
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That's so cool! I'd say it was more a matter of laying out some breadcrumbs for others to find than coincidence, though ;) What's the saying -- "Luck favors the prepared." :)
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Tracie Hess

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I have noticed recently that uploaded picture are all the wrong orientation with no way to rotate. Any ideas how to correct that?
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+Ancestry.com , any feedback on this?
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Jerry Kocis

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So, we take the DNA tests and we wait and hope for matches, or for contact from someone who may be a match.  Some call it 'Cousin Bait'.

But, it's entirely possible that those results we've posted to Ancestry.com, or other online DNA matching sites, may bring a different and unexpected, type of response.  

The image below is of a message that I received from a member on Ancestry.com this morning.  It indicates a possible DNA match with a "Jane Doe" whose remains were found in a well in Lawrence County, Ohio some 33 years ago.

Following a Google search, I was able to read a few newspaper articles, and saw photos of a likeness created through the magic (or science) of facial reconstruction.  And then, satisfied that this was not a Phishing scheme, I emailed the investigator. 

I have no idea who the woman might have been.  The facial reconstruction did not look familiar, but if my DNA match can help to identify her, I'm glad that my results are on Ancestry.com.
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It was through the find a grave that they found me.
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Sandra M Gay

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FYI:  One of the newest benefits of AARP is a discount on your Ancestry membership.  I think it's something like 30% off for a year membership.  Hey, if you've got the membership, use it  :)
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Look +Magy Tish
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Tracie Hess

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Whoa, for the DNA users,this looks interesting. I found it on another forum. I think I will give it a try: http://bitstrips.com/r/S1J61
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Only in the usa?
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Tracie Hess

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I found this useful
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That will be very helpful in my searches.  Thanks!
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Ancestry app for Windows Store is still not working.

The Android app appears to be okay.
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Ancestry.com
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UPDATE (Monday, June 23, 8:10pm ET):
- The ability to download GEDCOM files from Ancestry Member Trees has been restored.
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UPDATE (Monday, June 23rd, 9:15am PST): GEDCOM files should now be available for download. Sync should also be available for Family Tree Maker 2014 (PC version). We are still working on Family Tree Maker 2012 (PC) as well as the Mac issues. We are also waiting on an update for the MyFamily, MyCanvas, Mundia, Rootsweb, Y-DNA and mtDNA websites and expect more news on this today. Thank you.
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Carla Page - can you please stop yelling and bring so childish?? One would thing you were no more than 4 years old!
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Ancestry.com
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UPDATE on DDoS attack: (Saturday, June 21, 12pm ET) We are aware of some connectivity issues with the Mac version of Family Tree Maker and our team is actively addressing it.

We are also aware of problems with downloading GEDCOM files from Ancestry and Mundia, and our team is working on this as well.

MyCanvas, MyFamily, Rootsweb and the keying tool on AWAP are still not available. Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA on these, but will continue to post updates as they are made available.

As mentioned there will be some intermittent slowdowns and outages as we work through the recovery from the DDoS attack. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through these issues.
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Agreed.  +Carla Page really needs to get a grip.  She has no idea of the complexity and the seriousness of the attack.  I think Ancestry has been responding amazingly well.
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Tracie Hess

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looks like ancestry.com is having issues today. it won't load properly for me.
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Try accessing the site via http://search.ancestry.com rather than the main page. That has been working for many people. Also, if you haven't done so yet, clear the cache and cookies from your browser.
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James Osby

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How can I save a findagrave record to an ancestor that I found on the findagrave site and not yet indexed on ancestry.com.
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Tracie -- There are a couple of different ways you can do it. You can add it as a web link; it's simple, but doesn't attach it to a specific fact/event for the person. You can also add it as a specific source for an event. On the person's page, click on the event you want to add FindAGrave as a source (or add the event if it isn't already there). Then, scroll down to the bottom and click on "Add a new source citation."
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Can anyone tell me if the Ancestry DNA ethnicity reports will be able to detect those with indigenous Australian heritage? The Ancestry map seems to indicate that Australia is not covered.
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Thanks Anna
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How my interest in genealogy led to my starting ThePhotoMender.com
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Tracie Hess

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With Ancestry DNA, is there a way to filter your matches based on the genetic country of origin? I have some surprising ethnicities in my profile and I would like to reach out to matches who shares those ethnicities to see if we can work together on how that fits into the family tree. I have 112 pages of DNA matches, so checking each one isn't really possible.
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True, but it is a start :). I have 112 pages of matches, I would like to be able to filter on lets say the native american matches to narrow the search down,  and then look at common surnames in our trees to see where we find a connection.

A real example of how this would be useful is that my husbands DNA actually did show NA. He was contacted by a second cousin reasearching a side of the family that we have little information on. that person confirmed a family story of being decedents of the cherokee. That is information he never would have found out any other way. So, to be able to start that kind of research by narrowing your search down to the ethnicity you are studying would be a very nice step in the right direction :).

Anyway, I submitted it as a feature request :)
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Rick Griffin

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This spring we'll be traveling to trace the paths of our ancestors! 
As a part of Expedia's Find Your Storybook campaign, we are exploring the theme of Ancestry Travel. We are embarking on a quest to discover where we came from by researching our ancestors, tracing their paths and visiting, the places they lived, worked, played and died. Chapter One of our journey
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Thanks Sandra! I'm really excited about making the trips!
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Tracie Hess

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Who has done the DNA testing, and what are your  thoughts on the results?
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Ancestry.com DNA test. It looks at autosomal DNA. I think it's on same right oe.
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