U.S. Content Update: New U.S. City Directories Database

Posted by on November 20, 2008 in Content

Tuesday we released the new U.S. City Directories database on  While we’ve had thousands of city directories on the site for some years now, many of these databases contain no page images, and the ones that do mostly contain bi-tonal black and white images (not grayscale). This new release adds tremendous value to our… Read more

See the people in your tree on a map

Posted by Kenny Freestone on November 20, 2008 in Family Trees now helps you visualize where important events occurred in the lives of your ancestors by placing their events on a map. How do I use it? We’ve updated the family tree so that just about anywhere we show a place, you can click on that place and see the link on the map.  When… Read more

Thank you for joining us!

Posted by Michelle Pfister on November 19, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

To the people who joined us for this evening’s webinar, thank you! We enjoyed having the opportunity to answer some of your questions. If you didn’t have a chance to join us live, the webinar will be available in a few days at As a follow-up, I’d like to clarify something I mentioned in… Read more

Share family memories all year long with custom photo calendars

Posted by on November 14, 2008 in Site

My sister Christel has never been comfortable using a computer. An experienced pediatric nurse, she works in the neonatal intensive care unit of a hospital that handles the toughest cases in a five-state region. She can resuscitate a two-pound preemie without breaking a sweat, but she doesn’t know how to use Google. Occasionally she calls… Read more

Getting Help

Posted by Michelle Pfister on November 11, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

Many resources are available to help you effectively use Family Tree Maker 2009. Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers. Q. I’m new to Family Tree Maker. How do I get started? Here are some options for becoming acquainted with Family Tree Maker 2009. Option 1: The Family Tree Maker Getting Started Guide… Read more

We Would Love Your Feedback on a New Tool

Posted by on November 4, 2008 in World Archives Project

Recently, we released the World Archives Project – our new community keying tool that gives you the opportunity to help create free indexes at your leisure. We would love to hear what our members and the community thinks of the idea and of the new tool. We’re interested in feedback from people who have used the tool, as… Read more

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