The new online Messages feature – A better way to connect with other members

Posted by jhodnett on March 12, 2009 in Site, Site Features

I’d like to introduce the new online Messages feature that we added to the site today. It is a great new way to connect with other members you come across on the site and replaces the email-based Ancestry Connection Service. First, if you haven’t ever connected with other Ancestry members I hope you find… Read more

Changing text size on search results

Some of you may use the text size links on the search results page to increase the font size when you scan a list of results: This functionality is controlled by javascript, and is performance drag on the page. And you can control text size of an entire page through your browser much more efficiently.… Read more

Creating family tree posters from your online tree

Posted by on March 4, 2009 in Family Trees

If you have an online family tree on, you know that this free service provides many, many benefits. You can connect with other researchers whose family trees overlap with yours. You get automatic “hints” of records that may contain information about your ancestors. You can easily attach records you find on to your… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Making Colorful Charts

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on March 2, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

What family historian doesn’t want to brag a little about their latest find or show off their tree? And one of the easiest ways to showcase your family is with charts. Family Tree Maker lets you easily create a variety of standard ancestor and descendant charts, but with a little effort (and practice) you can… Read more

Free Webinar for Family Tree Maker – What are your questions?

Posted by Michelle Pfister on March 2, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Our next Family Tree Maker webinar is scheduled for March 12 at 8pm EST! We’ll discuss the new features in the Free Upgrade to Version 2009. In addition, we’re going to try something new. All of the Family Tree Maker developers will be there to help answer your questions online. They’ll type responses to the questions… Read more

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