Ancestry Member Trees reach 500 million names

Posted by Kenny Freestone on March 28, 2008 in Family Trees

We’ve hit another milestone recently, reaching 500 million names added to the system. This is remarkable especially considering the relatively short time frame we’ve been at this–about 19 months. During that time, more than 4.5 million people have created a family tree, more than 7 million photos have been uploaded, and more than 1 million… Read more

Data Entry Flow

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 27, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

Some comment about data entry flow from our U.I Designer: Many people like the easy flow of entering and editing information from the Family view of Family Tree Maker 16.  As nice as it is, many also complained about having to open the “Edit Individual” dialog multiple times to enter common facts such as AKA,… Read more

Updated “find” tool in family tree

Posted by Kenny Freestone on March 26, 2008 in Family Trees

This might be something you already use, or maybe something you haven’t tried much yet. In the top right corner of most family tree pages we have a little tool that lets you find or quickly jump to any person in your tree. Today we made some changes to it, and want to get your… Read more

New “Save” option added to trees

Posted by Kenny Freestone on March 26, 2008 in Family Trees

We’ve been doing a fair amount of work lately to make it easier to add information you find in other public family trees into your own. Starting back in December we began including information about other public member trees in the ancestry hints(tm). Before then, the hints only included information from OneWorldTree. We’ve also recently… Read more

Sharing your AncestryPress projects

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 19, 2008 in Ancestry.com Site

Today we launched an exciting new feature that many of you have requested: the ability to share AncestryPress projects in a digital format. You can now invite family members and friends to view your project and, if they wish, order a printed copy of it. We’ve also made a navigation change that will make it… Read more

Rating a Source-Citation

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 14, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

I would like to start a discussion about rating source-citations. Below are some steps to rate a source-citation in Family Tree Maker 2008. Family Tree Maker lets you rate the reliability of your sources. You can rate each source-citation to note both the legibility of the source as well as its potential accuracy (i.e., primary source, secondary source,… Read more

Working with images in AncestryPress

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 13, 2008 in Ancestry.com Site

Family photos are the heart and soul of any AncestryPress project, and we’ve just added several new features that make it easier to showcase your photos through a custom book or poster. Picasa and SmugMug AncestryPress is now integrated with Picasa and SmugMug, two leading photo sharing web sites. So if you’ve uploaded your vacation… Read more

Improving Links from the Message Boards

Posted by jhodnett on March 12, 2008 in Ancestry.com Site

Thanks to those who have given feedback regarding our initiative to link to additional resources from terms identified in message board posts.  We regret that some of you have been frustrated by these links and we have worked to improve the way they work. As we’ve looked at data on how these links have been… Read more