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Anne Gillespie Mitchell is a Senior Product Manager at focusing on the Library and Institution products.

She is an active blogger on and writes the Ancestry Anne columns for’s monthly member newsletter. You can also follow her on her blog: Finding Forgotten Stories and at her twitter account @f_f_stories

She has been chasing her ancestors through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years, and is pursuing her CG certification.

Before joining the team, she worked in the internet industry as a software engineer and a product manager for companies including CNET, Webshots and Excite@Home. She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, where she also taught Computer Science instructor for 8 years.

Anne’s passion for history and computers merged into a lifelong fascination of genealogy and developing advanced search techniques to carve important clues out of historical documents.