Welcome to AncestorNews – Where Story Is Everything!

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* Newsletter that I occasionally send out. I tend to save it until I have some great genealogy find or free database that I’ve discovered. Fill out the form on the top of the right column.  Please note, the Newsletter  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.

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

If you want to capture family stories

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