Why is family history work so engaging?

Posted by Michelle Pfister on December 15, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

I knew it from the first time I watched it in action — this was something important.  During my college days a friend from high school let me watch as she researched an ancestor. Although my parents had genealogy books at home that were filled with notes, pictures and trees, this was the first time… Read more

Trees Service will be down tonight

Posted by Kenny Freestone on December 8, 2008 in Family Trees

Our trees service will be unavailable early tomorrow morning for (we hope!) about 30 minutes starting around 1:30 AM mountain time. We apologize for this downtime, but hope you take comfort knowing it should result in better performance for the more than 13 million photos you and other members have submitted. This tree service downtime… Read more

First World Archives Project Record Collection Complete

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 5, 2008 in World Archives Project

Ancestry.com is excited to announce the completion of the first record collection indexed through the World Archives Project, its new community indexing program. Community contributors participating in the project indexed the nearly 60,000 records within the Wisconsin Mortality Schedules, 1850 – 1880. The Wisconsin Mortality Schedules collection was completed in the three months following the… Read more