Event Archive Now Available

Posted by on October 31, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

The event archive for the Family Tree Maker 2008 Webinar is now available for public viewing. The original event was broadcast on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 8:30 EDT. The duration is 60-minutes. Please click the following link to launch the archived Webinar. Family Tree Maker 2008 Webinar

US Content Survey Results

Posted by on October 27, 2007 in Content

We just completed a survey of over 1,000 Ancestry customers and learned what we should emphasize for 2008. I would like to get additional individual input, suggestions and comments from others to refine what we do.

Webinar Thank You

Posted by on October 26, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

I wanted to thank everyone that attended the Webinar last night. I believe it was a big success. Over 1,500 of you were in attendance! We’ve received some very informative feedback about the event so far. I encourage you to continue sending us your thoughts in this blog. Although I personally was silent during the… Read more

Community Involvement

Posted by on October 25, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

Many of you have offered to help us as we work on Family Tree Maker 2008. We appreciate your willingness. The files, trees, comments, and suggestions submitted so far are very helpful. Thank you! If you are interested in continuing that help by testing the upcoming patch, please let me know. A quick survey has… Read more

Service Pack 2

Posted by on October 22, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

We have removed patch number (Service Pack 2) to improve performance and eliminate reported issues. Although it was briefly available last week, it is now undergoing additional development until we can ensure that it resolves issues that are still affecting the product. We have increased our QA resources to allow more testing and development… Read more

AncestryPress webinar

Posted by on October 22, 2007 in Site

Next Thursday, November 1, we are offering a free online seminar (webinar) on AncestryPress. The focus will be on creating family history books, but we’ll also touch on some other great holiday gift ideas. For details, and to sign up, please visit the registration page. The webinar will begin at 8:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time… Read more

Free shipping for AncestryPress books

Posted by on October 18, 2007 in Site

I have good news for those of you who are hoping to share your family history books with your family at Thanksgiving. To encourage people to get their orders in before the holiday rush, we’re offering free shipping on all AncestryPress books from now through October 31.’s Parent Company Acquired

Posted by on October 17, 2007 in Company News

The Generations Network, Inc., today announced that Spectrum Equity Investors will lead an investment of $300 million to purchase a majority interest in the company. Spectrum, a private equity firm based in Menlo Park and Boston, has been a shareholder in The Generations Network since 2003. Read the full announcement here.

October Update

Posted by on October 17, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

I am excited to announce the release of the October update for Family Tree Maker 2008. I strongly urge all Family Tree Maker 2008 customers to install this update.

Public Launch of DNA Ancestry

Posted by on October 16, 2007 in Company News

Today we publicly announced DNA Ancestry, one of our most exciting new ventures to date – offering DNA testing as a way to discover family members.

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