Family Tree Maker 2009: Web Clipping

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on April 30, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Most Family Tree Maker users are familiar with the process of merging facts and records into their tree. But did you know you can merge information from other websites too? It’s called Web clipping, and it’s one of my favorite tools.

California, Here We Come!

Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Company News

Join in Burbank, California, at the 40th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree for three days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more.   2009 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree June 26–28, 2009 Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Burbank, California   More than 100 Family History Classes Register today to attend… Read more

New MyCanvas features: Layout switching, photo swapping, better panning

Posted by on April 29, 2009 in Site

Last weekend I took my niece and nephew to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, UT. Since it was my first visit, I was trying to view the exhibits in a systematic fashion to make sure we didn’t miss anything. In the special Amazon exhibit, I spent five minutes trying to get my little niece… Read more

More relevant search results are coming this Wednesday

There is a long list of things we want to improve in search (and in new search in particular) – and we’ve started with what you’ve told us is the most important – getting relevant results; and relevance is our top priority this year in search. And date relevance seems to be the most requested… Read more

Some of our data sets are not returning results in search

As some of you have noticed, some of our data sets are not returning results when they are searched. We are currently working on it and I will post updates as I get them. We apologize for the inconvenience. Blog Update

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 24, 2009 in Company News

We want to let you all know about a recent change we’ve made to the blog. The blog has been updated to prevent comments from being made on posts that are more than two weeks old. We truly value your feedback, and appreciate the insight our readers provide us on products, content and everything else we post… Read more

Brief down time due to site maintenance

Posted by jhodnett on April 21, 2009 in Site, Site Status

We just completed some site maintenance to replace a piece of faulty hardware and briefly experienced some unanticipated site down time because of this (roughly 1 AM Mountain Daylight time or 7 AM GMT).  This has now been resolved and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.  If you had any troubles accessing… Read more

U.S. Content Update: WWI Draft Cards

Posted by on April 20, 2009 in Content

Just a quick note to explain what was included in the update to World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  We added or repaired records and/or images for the following rolls: KENTUCKY Lexington City, Stalion, Carl – Z Lincoln County, A – Z Livingston County, A – K KENTUCKY Lexington City, C – Staley, George… Read more is coming to a city near you!

Posted by on April 17, 2009 in Company News is proud to be a part of these upcoming conferences and expos. Visit the booth where you can ask our experts questions about the website; sit in on tutorials covering, Family Tree Maker, MyCanvas and more; and take advantage of special conference discounts on various products. We hope to see you… Read more

Meet Us in St. Louis!

Posted by on April 16, 2009 in Company News is excited to participate in the St. Louis Genealogical Society’s 39th Annual Genealogy Conference, May 2, 2009, in St. Louis, Missouri. expert Suzanne Russo Adams, AG, will be presenting on how to get the most from the website. She will also offer an overview of Family Tree Maker, the #1 selling genealogical software program. If… Read more

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