Site Maintenance Wednesday morning

Posted by Eric Shoup on February 24, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Status

The first two parts of our 3-part upgrade of the Member Trees system have completed without requiring any downtime.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, we are spending a lot of effort behind-the-scenes to upgrade this system so that it will continue to meet customer needs as it grows.  As part of this effort,… Read more

Site Maintenance Tuesday morning

Posted by Eric Shoup on February 23, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Status

The first part of our 3-part upgrade of the Member Trees system completed successfully on Friday without requiring any downtime.  As I mentioned last week, we are spending a lot of effort behind-the-scenes to upgrade this system so that it will continue to meet customer needs as it grows.  As part of this effort, we… Read more

Planned Maintenance this Friday morning

Posted by Eric Shoup on February 19, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Status

Our online Member Trees system continues to grow extremely fast.  We are spending a lot of effort behind-the-scenes to upgrade this system so that it will continue to meet customer needs as it grows.  As part of this effort, we will be upgrading some software on the servers that house this system.  These servers also… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Creating a Calendar

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on February 17, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

The 2009 Software Update includes a monthly calendar that can display all the birthdays and wedding anniversaries in your tree. To make your own calendar: Go to the Collection tab in the Publish workspace. In Publication Types, click Other. Double-click Calendar Report, or select its icon and then click the Detail tab. To customize the… Read more

More About Slave Records on Ancestry

Posted by Lisa Arnold on February 12, 2009 in Content

I couldn’t resist poking around in the new collection of Slave Manifests on Ancestry.com which went up this week.  So what’s interesting about the new Slave Manifest records?  Plenty!  They are inbound and outbound records from the Port of New Orleans during the period of time when the Deep South was gearing up for the… Read more

Ancestry.com Launches Five New Civil War Databases in Celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday

Posted by Ancestry.com on February 12, 2009 in Company News, Content

In commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Ancestry.com has added five new databases to its Civil War Collection. One of the databases includes the Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Library of Congress containing more than 20,000 documents such as drafts of speeches, incoming and outgoing correspondence with the president, and printed material. The Abraham Lincoln… Read more