Posted by Ancestry Team on September 25, 2007 in Company News

Welcome to the Ancestry Blog! We’ve created this Ancestry blog as the place to keep you connected with what’s going on at Ancestry.com. It’s a place to learn about new additions – our products, content, features and other services – as we develop them. Here you will read blog posts from the people who create and develop these products and features for Ancestry.com.

You’ll find blog posts on all sorts of Ancestry.com topics: content and digitization, family trees and other site features. Learn the latest company news, see what the press has to say about the company, even offer your opinion in interactive polls. Read posts from the people who are continually working to improve Family Tree Maker, Ancestry Press, DNA Ancestry, Ancestry print publications and many other products. Chat with Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of The Generations Network, parent company of Ancestry.com.

And, we want to hear from you. We hope you’ll leave comments and offer your thoughts, ideas and other opinions. Share your ideas on what works, what needs to improve and what you’d like to see on the site in the future.

15 Comments

  1. Thank you for creating this Ancestry blog for those who work with all the material inside Ancestry. I am hoping this will be just another way to communicate with all the other good folks in Ancestry. I strongly feel there are more and better ways we can help and I, for one, would love to be given this opportunity.

  2. Joy Rich

    Please indicate on your home page when comments on a post have been made. The line “Leave a comment” doesn’t make it evident.

  3. Thank you for the blog. Hopefully, we will be able to translate it into French and add it within Ancestry.fr – the 8th site part of TGN.

    Merci !
    Catherine Mell
    Marketing Consultant at Ancestry.fr

  4. Athena

    “Some basic HTML is allowed for formatting.”

    Where can we see what is allowed?
    Can we use bold, italic, or underline? What else is supported?

  5. Beryl Blickstein

    I have been trying to find some kind of workaround for the incredibly slow response of FTm 2008. Thus far, my emails to FTm have not been answered. Therefore I must recommend to my local genealogy group that we carefuly avoid using or depending on this terribly flawed product at this time.

    It would be nice if i could see some kind of assurance by the software people that the performance issues are being addressed. then i could at least report that you are working on them.

  6. Sharyn

    I and another friend are struggling with FTM08
    I am finding that it enters names TWICE. Meaning one must be deleted or merged. I dread doing either. Also the sourcing windows are unintelligible.
    Am I the only one having these problems?

    I presented a genealogy program to my community group yesterday and could not recommend FTM008.

  7. Athena

    “Some basic HTML” is allowed for formatting.

    Could someone please provide instructions about what is and is not allowed. BLOCKQUOTE was working a few weeks ago but now it has no effect. There is no way to know how a message will look until it is posted and no way to edit it.

  8. Carol Randall

    I totally hate FTM 2008! It is very
    user UN-friendly! Slow, slow, slow.
    After about a month of this, I went
    out and bought version 16 and loaded
    it, un-installed 2008 and now I am
    a happy camper again! Problem is, I
    just wasted a whole bunch of money
    but, Oh well! I realize new programs
    take while to work out all the kinks
    but my main question is, why did you
    change it so dramatically from the
    old version? I have used FTM for many
    years and have always been happy with
    every new up-grade until this one. So
    maybe you need to re-think this whole
    format and go back to what you did
    right before.

  9. Could someone help me in finding some information on Henderson Webb or Ollie Roach form Hot Springs Ar. neither one is living anymore. I need to find out something about my birth family. I know my brothers and sisters but I need to find out more about my birth parents and where they came from. I have some names but need to go back further.Henderson’s mothers name was Mellisa Wright Webb.
    Thanks Jamie

  10. Could someone help me in finding some information on Henderson Webb or Ollie Roach from Hot Springs Ar. neither one is living anymore. I need to find out something about my birth family. I know my brothers and sisters but I need to find out more about my birth parents and where they came from. I have some names but need to go back further.Henderson’s mothers name was Mellisa Wright Webb.
    Thanks Jamie

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