A Mac or Not a Mac? Ancestry World Archives Project

Posted by Randy Winch on September 30, 2009 in World Archives Project

That is the question that often arises when we announce new projects or a new tool update for the Ancestry World Archives keying tool. I acknowledge the frustration our Mac users in our community experiences when Ancestry produces products that are not Macintosh compatible.  While we do not have anything new to announce for our… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Free Online Class

Posted by Michelle Pfister on September 24, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Hello everyone, We are looking forward to our free online class about Family Tree Maker 2010.  This “webinar” should help answer many of the questions you have about the new software. To help us prepare, please ask your questions here. While we won’t be able to answer every question during the webinar, we’ll do our… Read more

Drouin Update

Posted by Chad Milliner on September 18, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

We are pleased to have resolved all issues relating to our use and access to the Drouin Collection. The existing Drouin collection will be available on Ancestry.com (and other Ancestry international properties) on Monday, September 21.

Searching for Hospital Records

Posted by Juliana Szucs on September 18, 2009 in Content, Searching for Records

I received the following question this week and thought I’d share what I found here on the blog. My husband’s grandmother died in Central Islip State Hospital in New York City in 1925. The hospital is now closed and the records apparently have been move to Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. We would like to get more… Read more

Temporary Site Problems

Posted by Web Operations on September 17, 2009 in Site Status

We are experiencing some temporary site problems. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Our development and web operations teams are working on the problem and we will have it resolved as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

The Card Catalog: What’s in it for me?

Posted by Juliana Szucs on September 11, 2009 in Content

 Last week I was fortunate to be one of the hundreds of family historians who descended on Little Rock, Arkansas for the 2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) annual conference. I want to thank everyone who stopped by the Ancestry.com booth to chat with us. It was great to see so many first-time attendees. I… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Webinar on Sept. 30th

Posted by Michelle Pfister on September 9, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

We have a free webinar scheduled for September 30th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. In this webinar, you’ll see a demo of the new features in Family Tree Maker 2010. We know it can take time to learn all the details of a rich application like Family Tree Maker. This webinar will hopefully help. To help… Read more

Ancestry.com Celebrates New York’s 400th Anniversary

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 9, 2009 in Content

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who can trace their heritage through New York — or if you’re a history buff and always welcome the opportunity to learn more about U.S. history — I hope you’ll take a few moments to check out our New York 400th Anniversary page. In honor of Henry… Read more

Join Ancestry.com This Week at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference

Posted by Heather Erickson on September 2, 2009 in Company News

As a reminder, don’t forget to join Ancestry.com in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference for four days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more. 2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference September 2–5, 2009 Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Free Track of Ancestry.com… Read more